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  • foppish twit
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What the 'ell?!
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 04:45:58 PM »

Quote from: "slow-dog"
Yeah, but do you pronounce "H" as "aitch" or "haitch"?

ugh -- that is a real pet-peeve of mine, and since most australians say "haitch", it's a constant source of irritation to me.

kwij's explanation makes sense, and i guess that also explains why french people always say "elp me, i'm ovair ere!"


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What the 'ell?!
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 05:38:13 PM »

Quote from: "Marlowe"
most australians say "haitch"

Don't remind me...

We have a deal. I don't correct her when she says haitch, and she still makes fun of me when I say 'erb.Then I tell her that Aussies don't know how to talk and they all sound like Paul Hogan anyway, and it all kinda goes downhill from there.
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