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

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BunnyLebowski Mon 18-Nov-13 13:51:24

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

ifitsnotanarse Mon 18-Nov-13 13:54:32

It's haitch and or. grin

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

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 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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