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Poll: Letter Pronunciation (21 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you pronounce the letter H?

  1. Aitch (17 votes [80.95%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.95%

  2. Haitch (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  3. Other (please specify) (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

How do you pronounce the letter Z?

  1. Zee (16 votes [76.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 76.19%

  2. Zed (3 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Izzard (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Other (please specify) (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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#1 *Anastasia

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:07 AM

Before attending school, I learned the pronunciation of the letters H and Z to be "aitch" and "zee", respectively. While the former is commonplace in my neck of the woods, the latter is often perceived as incredibly American, with the pronunciation "zed" being the standard.

Attending a Catholic school, however, I was introduced to the alternative pronunciation of H: "haitch". While attending school, therefore, I found my use of "aitch" and "zee" declining in favor of the pronunciations preferred by my teachers and peers. When I began attending a public high school, however, my use reverted to what felt to me to be the more natural "aitch". For some reason, however, "zed" stuck with me, and today, I rarely ever catch myself using the pronunciation I first learned.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:16 AM

I only pronounce it haitch if I'm trying to irritate someone. Zed is a thing you shoot in the head during apocalyptic viral outbreak scenarios.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 11:17 AM

One of the big classic rock stations in Boston is WZLX. In the '90s Paul McCartney did a series of promos for them in which he pronounced it "Double-u ZED ell ex."



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

One of the big classic rock stations in Boston is WZLX. In the '90s Paul McCartney did a series of promos for them in which he pronounced it "Double-u ZED ell ex."


I guess when Paul McCartney Brit-pronounces your business name, you just roll with it.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:01 PM

He kind of played it up, emphasizing the ZED.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:20 PM

I thought that was a common thing for radio stations to do.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:48 PM

I hate when people say double-u, it's dubba-u



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

I hate when people say double-u, it's dubba-u


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:14 PM

Hotel and Zulu.

 

Also, it's dubya.



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:05 AM

See, I speak the Queen's english, and it's haitch, zed, and double-u.



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 11:41 AM

I say double-u. Because that's what it is. "Dubya" refers to the former president. :P



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 11:50 AM

Ha zet

Because you know why.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 12:53 PM

I say double-u. Because that's what it is. "Dubya" refers to the former president. :P


 
I was originally going to make the poll just for H, but tacked Z on as the other letter I thought there'd be disagreement on. It never occurred to me in my wildest imagination that anyone actually, legitimately pronounced W any other way. 
 

Ha zet

Because you know why.


I was going to add an option for non-English speakers, but I figured it would just crowd the poll. 

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:34 PM

 

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Still own my very first fountain pen.


Edited by xoindotnler, 15 May 2016 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:38 PM


 
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Still own my very first fountain pen.


Oh God, D'Nealian, you poor soul. Palmer FTW.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:09 PM

Like I had a choice.



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:11 PM

I know, I know, I got shafted with it, too.

Still, I suppose it's a right sight better than the current approach to teaching children cursive, which is, 'Don't.'

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:26 PM

I know, I know, I got shafted with it, too.

Still, I suppose it's a right sight better than the current approach to teaching children cursive, which is, 'Don't.'

Lets make it:



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:08 AM

I say double-u. Because that's what it is. "Dubya" refers to the former president. :P


I was originally going to make the poll just for H, but tacked Z on as the other letter I thought there'd be disagreement on. It never occurred to me in my wildest imagination that anyone actually, legitimately pronounced W any other way. 


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:10 AM

 

I say double-u. Because that's what it is. "Dubya" refers to the former president. :P


I was originally going to make the poll just for H, but tacked Z on as the other letter I thought there'd be disagreement on. It never occurred to me in my wildest imagination that anyone actually, legitimately pronounced W any other way. 

 

Disclaimer: Double-post because of stupid broken quote shit and had to do a double post to respond properly.

 

You don't know Jersey dialect then. Double-You sounds fucking ridiculous and it takes extra time to say it. And it's not Dubya, it's Dubba-You.

 

edit: and it still wasn't a proper response as I quoted myself, wtf



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