Is It "aitch" of "haitch?"
How do you pronounce the letter “H”? Stupid question right?
Well in my last blog, I wrote that I was going fishing at Canoe Creek State Park.. which is drained right? Sounds like a dumb idea, but I was able to find pockets of undrained water, and fish were feeding active in order to prepare for winter. I put the hammer down. Not bad, not a ton of fish, but the fish I caught were all two the three pounds. Ok, now I’m just tootin’ my own horn. But anyways, dumb idea, was not so dumb. Which follows a supposedly dumb question, “How do you pronounce the letter “H”?
I promise this will all sort of connect…
So anyways… fishing, catching fish, and well I lost a big fish, and it took my fishing lure, the only fishing lure I had, and the only one that the fish were willing to bite. Also… you remember in the last blog titled, “Try Something new?” Well I did, tried to tie a new fishing knot… total fail… lost a big fish and the only lure… well, learning takes trials and errors. So, Fish won’t bite anything else… so I decided to head over to Sportsman’s Warehouse, and buy the lure that I lost. While buying the darn thing, I was talking to an employee there. And he asked me if I ever fished Raystown. Which I told him I oly fished the spillway and damn, but never knew where to fish at the lake, because I don’t know where there is shore access, since I am a shore/bank fisherman. He told me to go fish at “Aitch.” I looked at him, as if he was trying to relay a code to me. “H?” like the letter, “H”? He says, “Naw, man.. not ‘haitch,’ “Aitch.”
WTF??? “aitch” is the letter “H”? He says, “ No, Aitch is a location of a place you can fish, it’s a name, A-I-T-C-H.” I started laughing and said, “Man, I thought you were saying the letter.” He says, “Naw man, that’s “Haitch.” Which I paused, stared at him, like he’s crazy, as he just nods his head. So… then I got all confused. I bought my lure, and went back to Canoe Creek State Park and tried to fish. But all I have been thinking is, “Is it ‘aitch’ of ‘haitch’?” And wondered if I have been saying the letter “H” wrong my entire life. This is important because I got two little kids that are learning the alphabet and I am pretty damn sure that when I would sing the ABC song, there was no “haitch” or it is…
So… maybe both pronunciations are right? Comment below… because suddenly now I am effing confused again… Also, side note, but worth knowing… You know that animal that looks like a horse but has black and white stripes? It is a ‘Zeebra’ or ‘Zebra’, like pronounced like the name Debra? Oh man.. I feel so dumb right now!
Next week, I promise to be more theological in my blog… where we discuss “It is catholic or Catholic?” That one is a lot less confusing.
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Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).