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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Quiet rightly so too! Irish catholics were taught to use haitch as a way of distinguishing the class divide...... sadly!
    Yes, my understanding is that the error is far more prolific in Australia than in other countries because the Irish nuns brought it over and taught it in the Catholic schools.

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    My catholic primary school absolutely PUMMELLED 'aitch' into me!!

    Go my primary school!

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    What about zee and zed?

    Regardless of what is 'correct' I will always say haitch and zee...Im such a rebel

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    I say Zee, as Zed doesn't rhyme when you're singing ABC!

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    Aitch and zee for me!!

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    Zed.

    ..now I've sung my ABC, won't you come and play with me.

    Rhymes.

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    I say haithc, but am from Irish catholic background. Zed all the way. I hate hearing all the Americanisms creeping in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    What about zee and zed?

    Regardless of what is 'correct' I will always say haitch and zee...Im such a rebel
    Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. You rebel, indeed!

    It's definitely 'Aitch' and 'Zed' for me! And thankfully, that's what I've drilled into my children too

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    Definitely Zed not Zee.
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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Someone asked earlier and I'm still wondering, are people suggesting we should pronounce harass as "Harris"??
    Also I think the reason people (including sometimes me lol) say Myer's is because the store was once owned by Mr Myer, so it belongs to him... Or did once upon a time.


 

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