For the love of God it’s AITCH!

Please tell me I am not the only person left on the planet who knows that the letter H is pronounced, “Aitch” and not Haitch.

I’m not making it up, for those of you who are too young to remember the days before Haitch D TV or Haitch R services or Haitch bloody P you will find it in black, white and surround-sound for the hard of hearing here in an old fashioned tome we used to call a dictionary.

I do a lot of work with IT companies and I swear that I can’t go through a single day with out an aspirated H and hearing Haitch P this and Haitch P that.

I also do some work in Haitch R and it drives me nuts there too.

When I was at school we used to think that people who say Haitch had a speech impediment (and for the avoidance of doubt this was the local comp’ not Eton).  Now what amazes me is that  all my children, 18 through to 3,  are being taught by teachers who say Haitch too.

If we don’t fix this what’ll be next? Perhaps we’ll all develop a fashionable lisp to sound a bit Thpanith!

God ‘elp us.

2 thoughts on “For the love of God it’s AITCH!

  1. Ahhhh! I hate Haitchers. I totally agree. We’re waging war here in Brighton against those who say Haitch. Our four year-old came home from school reciting the alphabet with an Haitch and my husband hit the roof.
    Those who say Haitch are on a similar annoyance level to those who say ‘My Bad’ which is a personal bug-bear.
    Talking of speech impediments and school – let’s not forget our unfortunate RE teacher Mith Thamonth. Poor woman never stood a chance.

    • Hi Jo

      I have the same roof-hitting challenges here!
      Haven’t come across “My Bad”…I’ll wait for it though.
      How about.. So?
      I’ve recently met a growing number of people who seem unable to start a sentence without using the word So.

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