It's *aitch* [angry]

(59 Posts)
ohmymimi Sun 17-Nov-13 11:28:36

Justine Greening on 'The Sunday Politics' constantly saying 'haitch' - beyond irritating.

PattyPuddy Sun 17-Nov-13 15:04:54

I agree - drives me mad too.

PearlArgyle Sun 17-Nov-13 15:05:54

It is! Very irritating.

SunnyL Sun 17-Nov-13 15:07:23

It depends where in the country you come from surely? In Scotland most people I know say Haitch.

But then we also know how to pronounce an R properly grin

TheDoctrineOfWho Sun 17-Nov-13 15:41:33

Yes, it is.

ohmymimi Sun 17-Nov-13 22:39:18

Glad to hear you know how to roll your rs , Sunny wink

funnyossity Sun 17-Nov-13 22:57:03

Haitch is the norm in speakers of Irish English.

I've heard Scots pronounce the letter J as "Jai". Widen your horizons OP!wink

FannyFifer Sun 17-Nov-13 22:58:57

Always been aitch here.
aitch, eye, jai, kay

iklboo Sun 17-Nov-13 23:03:39

It's aitch. It's in the dictionary as aitch. There's only one aitch in aitch. smile

BackforGood Sun 17-Nov-13 23:14:59

You are SO right. It is very annoying.

campion Mon 18-Nov-13 13:44:06

It's aitch in the dictionary, but ' because I pronounce it haitch, it's haitch' always seems to win the argument hmm

oldclothcat Mon 18-Nov-13 13:49:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

It's 'haitch' in Ireland and always will be for me!

It's haitch and or. grin

Oh yes! 'Or' not 'arrrrr' like the English say grin

iklboo Mon 18-Nov-13 17:50:54

I'm English. I don't say 'arrrr'. I'm not a pirate grin.

NorthernShores Mon 18-Nov-13 17:53:02

What's the alternative to Jay then?

picnicbasketcase Mon 18-Nov-13 17:54:10

Jai as in rhymes with eye? Mind boggle.

NorthernShores Mon 18-Nov-13 18:31:41

Ah right I see! I'd say jai like Jay. Didn't realise there was any other way!

I do a mix of I
Aitch and haitch!

YoureBeingASillyBilly Mon 18-Nov-13 18:33:56

It's haitch. Because helen begins with a 'heh' not an 'eh'

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Mon 18-Nov-13 18:51:30

It isn't in Ireland.

If you say aitch in Ireland everyone looks at you like hmm

And Jay is of course Jay confused

Or for R always annoys me too.

Littleredsquirrel Mon 18-Nov-13 18:55:56

The name of the letter is aitch not haitch. just because it makes a h sound doesn't mean it has to start with h.

The letter s is pronounced ess not sess
The letter w is pronounced doubleyou not wubbleyou

Please please don't say haitch. It's just wrong.

I work in HR. this drives me mad.

YoureBeingASillyBilly Mon 18-Nov-13 19:01:46

Its still haitch. Unless you're on eastenders.

TheDoctrineOfWho Mon 18-Nov-13 19:04:36

No it isn't.

JoanHunterDunne Mon 18-Nov-13 19:08:13

Our HR dept answer the phone with 'haitch r'.

Then I'm irrationally irritated and forget why I called.

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