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MsScarlett · 11/04/2011 19:12

I get annoyed by people on TV constantly pronouncing it, "Haitch", as in "ITV2 haitch dee", for instance.

My dp says it is due to some culprits having regional accents and therefore it is said differently, but IMO it is meant to be pronounced "aitch" - accent or no accent.

Am I right?

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Pterosaur · 11/04/2011 23:27

No, you're not right, it is regional in origin, though I think it's spread beyond its natural boundaries (Ireland I think?).

I don't happen to like it much, but I don't think it signifies the decline of western civilisation.

Not that you said it did, but people do get very worked up about it.

fortyplus · 11/04/2011 23:30

Someone said to me 'There's no H in aitch!'

Aha! Quite right, thought I...

...but how doe you spell it? Grin

Pterosaur · 11/04/2011 23:31

There is an 'h' in aitch. Just the one though.

fortyplus · 11/04/2011 23:32

Yes I realise that - that's why it's funny Hmm

BluddyMoFo · 11/04/2011 23:33

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seasalt · 11/04/2011 23:34

Not this again!

Pterosaur · 12/04/2011 09:06

Er yes, 40+, I was acknowledging the joke (sigh).

MsScarlett · 12/04/2011 18:16

Sorry seasalt! Have only just found pedants' corner so didn't realise it had been done. Though I can see why it comes up a lot. Grin

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TheVisitor · 12/04/2011 18:18

Aitch, although in Derbyshire it seems to be haitch, which makes me twitch.

biryani · 13/04/2011 18:12

Apparently it's only acceptable in Northern Ireland.

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