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Mind your language

Amol Rajan is right to change his ways on ‘aitch’

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

20 April 2024

9:00 AM

My husband thought it brave and manly of the BBC’s Amol Rajan to resolve publicly to change his pronunciation of the letter-name aitch. He’d said haitch all his life, but declared in a blog: ‘Dear reader, I’m here to tell you: it’s aitch.’ This attracted wide attention. He also announced that biopic is pronounced bio-pic, not bi-opic.

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