Pronunciation (was : On the subject of naming the Dapper successor )

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon Feb 20 20:21:34 GMT 2006

On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:43:34 -0400
Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> > I've noticed Australians who went to Catholic schools populated by Irish
> > nuns and brothers say "haitch" for "aitch"   (letter h) as well ;-)
> Now that's just regional (and generally considered vulgar) in England.  Very
> Eliza Doolittle.
> -- 

I can't for the moment recall who said this , (it is a drawn from life),
but the story is told of a certain cockney who reported that he had

"An 'orrible 'eadache"

Upon which the chap he was adressing replied:

"You poor thing. What you need is a couple of aspirates"


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