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Haitch. Just stop it. Now.

8 replies

MissGreatBritain · 23/03/2012 23:27

It's wrong. Look it up in the dictionary. And don't give me "local dialect"; it's still wrong. The word you are looking for is AITCH.

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startail · 23/03/2012 23:42

I know, but if you said aitch where I grew up you'd get teased mercilessly.

My DEar stubborn Dad used to correct my BFBlush

Happyasapiginshite · 24/03/2012 22:28

No. It isn't.

letseatgrandma · 27/03/2012 22:51

It's wrong wrong wrong.

If you look it up in the dictionary you will find it under a for aitch, not h for haitch.

RunningLatte · 27/03/2012 22:54

I think it's said correctly more often nowadays than a few years ago.

Happyasapiginshite · 28/03/2012 14:23

Well then the dictionary is wrong. Here in Ireland, you'd be laughed at for saying 'aitch'. It would like saying 'otel' for hotel. I can hear the mockery now. 'Listen to your one, who does she think she is?'

Seriously, noone here would say 'aitch'.

letseatgrandma · 30/03/2012 19:03

Hmm, I'm not sure that 'the dictionary is wrong' is a very valid argument!

hugglymugly · 30/03/2012 20:14

I abhor; regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate;, the "haitch".

My Chambers dictionary sayeth thus: "aitch".

And Chambers is right on every account, especially as the definition provided of "eclair" is: n a cake, long in shape but short in duration.

Now, that's a dictionary to trust. Grin

Hanleyhigh · 30/03/2012 20:16

There's an advert at the moment where the lady says 'Haitch D'.


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