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.