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"Haitch"

It's "h" not hate-ch for pity sake.
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It's "h" not hate-ch for pity sake.
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I thought I was alone....drowning in a sea of Hate-ch sayers


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It is Atch in the West. You regionalist.
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Haych here.

My last initial, so I use it a fair bit.
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I'm an 'aitcher' but I read 'haitch' has become more acceptable in our ever changing language.

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Where did you read that rubbish?
I do not accept the new pronunciation and neither do most people I ask their opinion. So that's it as far as I'm concerned.
Therefore it's not a poor rant.
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I was allways taught that dropping your H's was a bad thing.

Some of the older folk around here are terrible for dropping the H on words such as Hat.
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You can drop one of the l s on always too if you like. If we return to the pronunciation of the word for the letter "h" I'd say the correct spelling is "aitch". That's phonetically pretty clear.
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It's "h" not hate-ch for pity sake.
Hereís on of your pet peeves, at a Harrogate exhibition yesterday.

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A long way from hitaly though? Are they hexcused?
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Come over to N Ireland....you can virtually tell whether someone is Protestant or Catholic by their pronunciation of the letter "H"...that's one of the rare things we have to fight about over here...or is that 'ere ??

But then again it's only when we say the letter "H"....when pronouncing words starting with it we never drop the "H".
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You can drop one of the l s on always too if you like.
Sorry sir, it was a typo.
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Here’s on of your pet peeves, at a Harrogate exhibition yesterday.
Rotated photos? Yes Hate 'em.
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Rotated photos? Yes Hate 'em.
It's not rotated, it had fallen over.
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Its in the dictionary under aitch, and that's why it will never be HAITCH


aitch.
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[eɪtʃ] NOUN

the letter H.
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You tell the hidiots?
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At lest we can all agree on Zee.

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Zee what?
Zee wezzer?
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Can I rant at the poor quality of rants these days?
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No . That's just lazy.
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I disagree with ate (as in hate) and ate (as in et). I was born eons ago and both were (are) acceptable and always have been.

The dreaded Haitch though really gets to me I truly hate - (haitch it). We don't, for example, say wubbleyou so just stop it. Yes I have worked out double "u" but my point still stands - don't necessarily use pronunciation as an excuse for description. Grrrr...............
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I disagree with ate (as in hate) and ate (as in et). I was born eons ago and both were (are) acceptable and always have been.
"Et" ain't bad English, its dialect! Similarly, I regard the silent h as a dialectical/regional pronunciation, not necessarily good or bad English.
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"Et" ain't bad English, its dialect! Similarly, I regard the silent h as a dialectical/regional pronunciation, not necessarily good or bad English.
I agree, and imo this applies also to the 'aspirated' 'haitch' pronunciation being moaned about here.
It isn't an error, just a variation. It doesn't cause confusion or ambiguity, so just get hoaver hit
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