View Poll Results: 'H' aitch or haitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsugar View Post
    Lol yea it doesn't rhyme.... Zee and me are just perfect for each other
    ..I thought it was the 'C' and 'me' that rhymed?

    - but yes - the Zed does end the floaty little tune with a heavy thump

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    ..I thought it was the 'C' and 'me' that rhymed?

    - but yes - the Zed does end the floaty little tune with a heavy thump
    Well in this lil rhyme they all rhyme...
    Gee- pee-vee-zee-cee-me! Every line zed is off!! lol

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    Living in NZ until I was 16 I always said aitch, but as soon as I got off the plane in Brisbane it became heych because that what everyone around me was saying.... Still say it now 11 year layet

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    We definitely say Haich! With an audible 'h' at the beginning. I was taught in W. A

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    What do YOU say in your household??


    The kids are getting taught one thing from me and my side of the family and another from DP and his fam!


    Took us near on half an hour to get past the letter H when DD was reciting the alphabet to my Dad the other night.



    Oh the drama!
    I'm from New Zealand and believe it is "aitch" with "haitch" being a lazy way of talking.

    The biggest problem I have had is school teachers. I would explain to the school teacher that I am teacher my daughter that it is "aitch" and "haitch" is a lazy way to talk, and the teacher tells me that she teaches "Haitch" for "H" and emphasises the hard sound on the front.

    My father objected to teaching "Haitch" for "H" and asked if she taught "Rah" for "R".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I say aitch, my partner says haitch.

    I remember in year 2, I came home and said haitch. My mother sharply said, "it's aitch" and I said "but Miss T says haitch". My mother said something unpleasant about Miss T, lol.
    I've had many a disagreement with teachers over this topic. I explain to my children that "haitch" is the lazy way of saying it and I want them to speak correctly. I also explain that I am not Mrs T's mother, so I can not tell her how to speak, but I am your mother so I get to tell you how to say it.

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    I don't understand how it could be aitch when the letter H represents the breathy sound hhhhhh as in Hello.. We don't say Ello in Australia we say Hello

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    I don't understand how it could be aitch when the letter H represents the breathy sound hhhhhh as in Hello.. We don't say Ello in Australia we say Hello

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***
    I don't understand either! I was taught (in WA) to say heych. It not a H if you don't say the H!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&MrMagoo View Post
    I don't understand either! I was taught (in WA) to say heych. It not a H if you don't say the H!!
    Im a western Aussie too :-) Though if we apply that logic maybe we should be saying wubbleyou instead of doubleyou for 'W'... Maybe 'H' and 'W' are the only 2 letters who don't have to be said how they sound??

    ***Happy to be a Mummy & Daddy of ONE! :-) ***


 

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