Usually when I stumble upon a funny clip or anecdote I will save it for Wednesday but this was just too good so we’re having an early (or late depending on how you want to look at it) Hump Day Ha Ha today, courtesy of commenter Charlieee23 on my recent Pet Peeves video. One of my pet peeves is not grammar in general because there are so many rules it’s tough to be right ALL the time – though I know I make it look easy 😉 – it’s the pronunciation of the word H.
I am firmly in the minority pronouncing the letter Aitch, most of you will say Haitch and while I’ve made my peace (kind of) with it.. it’s wrong. So long as you know that I can sleep easy. After the video went live I had so many comments and tweets, some were equally as irritated by Haitch and others argued it was right. The ones that really got me were those who tried to prove their case with the argument that H has to start with the letter H.. don’t even get me started. One example given was that if H was Aitch then House would be Ouse.. *sigh*. Anyway.. I have definitely driven my point home and I don’t go about my life picking people up on their pronunciation because honestly it would consume all of my time and nobody cares but the below clip gave me a laugh and hopefully whichever side you’re on you’ll get a giggle from it too.
What are your Pet Peeves?
*PS. if you’re still not convinced try typing haitch in to your phone, see what spell check thinks.. 😉