On the way home from the pub last night I asked Little Jo if her mother had educated her about the letter h, as per the text I had sent Sister a few weeks ago. Sister knew I was right, but she had done nothing about the poor child's ill education.
R was no help and not supportive, mouthing off common usage. I prefer correct usage.
Sister said most of her students in her posh religious school say haitch. Well Sister, you do teach in a mick school. You don't have to have your own child condemned by posh people because she says haitch.
Once home I searched online for letter spelling and found it easily enough. I did not know e is spelt e. But certainly h is spelt aitch. Another screaming match with Little Jo as she tried to tell me it was haitch.
Her accent, influenced by Australian voices and media, along with English media accents and Canadian and American accents is quite ok. Her pronunciation is quite good.
But I simply will not have her saying haitch. If R was reading this, he would say I am a stupid old man living in the past. I had my hands beaten with a cane for saying haitch. The child will learn by convincing and understanding the written word. Her spelling is not quite good enough yet.