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I've pronounced it 'Haitch' all my life! :confused:
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(Original post by Raza098)
I've pronounced it 'Haitch' all my life! :confused:
It's 'aytch'. I can't think of anything else to write in this post. It just is.
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Both are acceptable usage, with 'aitch' being more common (and what I use).
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It is definitely aitch. I hate it when people say 'haitch'.
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Haitch. Come at me.

People have dialects and some people need to get over it.
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aitch. Sometimes etch (Or is that the same thing?) :teeth:
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Haitch. Come at me.

People have dialects and some people need to get over it.
Haitch is not dialectual. It may have become a common usage, but it has not done so as part of any particular dialect. It is just a frequently made error.
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For God's sake, this thread was done to death in June. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...ghlight=haitch

Anyway, "haitch", and it's due to my dialect.

Edit: Some people need to take themselves of their high horse considering the neg I and others have received on this inane and pointless issue.
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Haitch is not dialectual. It may have become a common usage, but it has not done so as part of any particular dialect. It is just a frequently made error.
Yes it has. Haitch is the prevalent form used in Hiberno-English. How do we define standard usage in English? We go by popular usage because we aren't linguistic fascists like the French. Deal with it.
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(Original post by Einheri)
Both are acceptable usage, with 'aitch' being more common (and what I use).
aitch is the 'snobby way' (That's what I was told as a kid), but I've moved into using it now anyway.
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Haitch. I say Orr as well.

Sue me.
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AITCH. always! it infuriates me when people say "haitch".
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(Original post by medbh4805)
Haitch. Come at me.

People have dialects and some people need to get over it.
This.

Haitch.

I'm from Yorkshire. It's how we talk
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"Advice on everyday issues" ??

#firstworldproblems
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I say 'aitch'.
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I say 'H'.
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My Northern Irish friend told me that, in Northern Ireland, the Catholics say 'haitch' and the Protestants say 'aitch', or the other way round.

Anyway, they're all wrong. It's obviously pronounced "hee", as in "bee" and "cee" and "dee" and "ee" and "fee" and "gee".
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how could you not pronounce the H in haitch? that would be weird, do you say Ello instead of Hello?
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(Original post by Ch1pp0)
Stupid people say "Haitch" because they can't understand how a letter of the alphabet can have a name that isn't phonetically linked to its pronunciation in common usage.
are you one of those weirdos that pronounces Z as zed?
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Haitch is almost always a hypercorrection. 'Aitch' is the version found in the dictionary and the correct way to pronounce it.
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