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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefully Waiting View Post
    Oh I thought of another one:
    when people drop the 'a' from my name. It's Nat a lie not Natly.
    And the one that gets me is when DP says beet-root not beet- trute...

    ggrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    That annoys me too! My name isn't Natalie but 'Natley' still gets to me!

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Mondee, Tuesdee, Wednesdee, Thursdee, Fridee, Satdee, Sundee!

    Usually said by a man. An Aussie man!

    😁

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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by MissusMac View Post
    Oh! And H is aich, not haich. But that's probably a whole other thread :-)
    Neither is wrong... It all depends where you were taught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Neither is wrong... It all depends where you were taught.
    I strongly disagree. "H" is spelt "aitch". People have mispronounced it for so long that "haitch" is considered an alternative by some, but it will always be the result of an error.

    (Note there is no entry for "haitch"? Rightly so
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini.../aitch?q=Aitch)

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I think of haitch as a catholic thing

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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I strongly disagree. "H" is spelt "aitch". People have mispronounced it for so long that "haitch" is considered an alternative by some, but it will always be the result of an error.

    (Note there is no entry for "haitch"? Rightly so
    http://oxforddictionaries.com/defini.../aitch?q=Aitch)
    If so many people are getting it wrong... Maybe they should change it. I mean... Learning English is confusing enough... Why not say it with a" H" when that is how we use "H" in words etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    If so many people are getting it wrong... Maybe they should change it. I mean... Learning English is confusing enough... Why not say it with a" H" when that is how we use "H" in words etc etc
    Many letter names do not begin with the letter they represent. F, h, l, m, n, r, s, u, w, x, y.

    It makes as much sense to say we should change "w" to "wubbleyou"

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    Wubble you is cute

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    I always say wubbleyou....and head-atch-ee for headache

    I'll continue to say haitch....cos Im stubborn like that.

    And I agree with PP who said Mondee Tuesdee Wednesdee etc. etc. ..annoying!

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    Default Re: *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Quote Originally Posted by mingpage View Post
    Oh yes! This really annoys me.... And I have to say that I see it on a daily basis. I often get comments on photos of my son that say 'his gorgeous'.
    that's where you reply back by saying "his gorgeous what?"

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