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Chewy

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I used to say it with the 'h' but after being "corrected" a number of times I stopped.
 

Frogger

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I just think it's stupid when trying to speak "correctly" and 'erb comes out. I thought herb was the only logical way. Fine if you're slurring your speech though.
 

ROB64

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How many of you pronounce the h in herb? And not just in fast speech where I'd miss it out. Adam doesn't even acknowledge the h's existence.

No "h" for me.

"Herb" is a proper noun, "'erb" is a name used to classify a variety of plants.
 
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Celeste

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I pronounce the "h" and got mocked endlessly for it.
Good to know I'm not alone in my pronunciation ;D
 

LevesqueIsKing

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ROB: All of the people named Herb that I've known (a grand total of two) have also pronounced their name "Erb".
 

ROB64

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Hmm, well I don't know anyone named Herb, I've just always heard it pronounced "Herb"...

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dan99iel

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Well. Sure. This is to anyone and everyone!

Who knows how to pronounce the english word Ghoti?

ITS NOT HOW IT LOOKS! NOTHING IS IN ENGLISH.
 

Sovieto

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Yeah, American's don't pronounce the H, were always rebels.

Yeah, I pronounce the 'h'. A few weeks ago I'd have said that's the only way to pronounce it, then I learned that Americans don't pronounce the 'h' for some bizarre reason.

I google'd it.

Herb was a French word, actually spelled "erb" and that is how the French pronounced it. Later the H was added for some reason I forgot and Brits called it herb (perhaps British didn't like French words?) and Americans (who happened to like France) kept saying it as "erb".
 
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blueovalboy7

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How many of you pronounce the h in herb? And not just in fast speech where I'd miss it out. Adam doesn't even acknowledge the h's existence.

That's how I get down. Never pronounced the "H" because I was taught to say it like "erb" versus Herb.
 
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