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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
How do you do, H?!
Hello out there! Helen, here, your herald for H-day. Don’t mean to hector you or have a hissy fit, but most humbly hope you will hop or hightail it over to the Internet Highway and be a part of a blogger’s hog heaven – the never hypnoid nor hyberbolic, occasionally hysterical, often humorous, always here-for-you ABC Wednesday!
“Don’t be a hopeless helpless!” my dad would say to us when we whined about something as kids. So hurry up and find a halo in a photo, a haiku or hobbit’s poem (or your own), a hurricane around your plane, a hat trick from a hockey rink. Relax, have a highball, and hallelujah! you will cry as ideas hail you from the hallways of your mind. Happy or hearty, hopeful or helpful, humble or humongous, many H-words abound, even if you ‘ave to drop your haitches when you say them.*
*In hatching this intro for H-day, I was caught up in the debate in the UK about how to pronounce our letter of the day and found these recent additions to a “heated” debate that lovers of language might well enjoy:
'Haitch' or 'aitch'? How do you pronounce 'H'?
David Sillito, BBC arts correspondent, interviews people on how they pronounce several words and H.