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Subject:  Re: oddest misspelling I recall seeing Date:  1/18/2013  9:30 AM
Author:  culcha Number:  12869 of 13999

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.

culcha
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