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|Subject: Re: oddest misspelling I recall seeing||Date: 1/18/2013 9:30 AM|
|Author: culcha||Number: 12869 of 13898|
Confession: I used to pronounce the H in "herb".
You do if it is short for Herbert, but not if you mean a small plant, is that right? How is a non-native speaker supposed to know that?
The Brits say the "h" sound in both cases.
So not only do you have to be a native English-speaker to say these things right -- you have to know the correct brand of English too.
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