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wombosi 11-24-2008 08:02 PM

what's up with people saying "heighth"?!
 
why do almost all builders say "heighth." there is simply no such word!

concretemasonry 11-24-2008 09:09 PM

You are right about no such word!!! - The only excuse is to have a deviated septum, bad ears/hearing or to too much Budweiser.

Some people confuse height with length that has an "h" on the tail end end.

Provincially, it is like some people from some areas adding an "R" to the end of a word in in a word or making "ADD" into a two syllable word (a-ad).

Termite 11-24-2008 10:00 PM

I have one word that bothers me as well...I'll try to be pacific...

Gary_602z 11-24-2008 10:21 PM

The pronunciation of height with a final (th), (hhttp://img.tfd.com/hm/GIF/imacr.gifth), which is rarely heard now, reflects the original spelling and pronunciation of the word in Old English. During the Middle English period, the (th) varied with (t), with the final (t) predominating after the 15th century. Another pronunciation, with a (th) sound coming after (t), (hhttp://img.tfd.com/hm/GIF/imacr.giftth), is often heard, but it is generally regarded as nonstandard. In a recent survey, 90 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of this pronunciation, which probably came about by association with width, breadth, and length.

I guess I am stuck back in the old days!:laughing:

Gary

HandyPete 11-25-2008 03:35 PM

Geezz do I feel stupid...I've never got that word right! Now I know, thanks!

-pete

slickshift 11-25-2008 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schmolze
why do almost all builders say "heighth."

Maybe it's a western thing...
You guys out west do talk different

AtlanticWBConst. 11-25-2008 04:01 PM

I know several individuals in the trades that say "heigth".

One is a second generation wood worker in his 50's, with a large wood shop containing alot of computerized wood-working equipment/tools.

buletbob 11-25-2008 04:42 PM

my old man who broke me into the trade still to this day pronounces it the same way He,s in his 80's

bofusmosby 11-25-2008 06:16 PM

I like the Lantic ocean better.:laughing:

Sorry, I just had to.

Floorwizard 11-25-2008 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 189804)
I have one word that bothers me as well...I'll try to be pacific...


I am the most Pacific person here!

wilderstyle 11-25-2008 07:39 PM

Geez, didn't any of use guys go to kindygarten? Bolth pronunciations may be correct!

Mort 11-25-2008 08:16 PM

I must've told you guys a hunnerd times, there's no R in wash!

bofusmosby 11-25-2008 09:05 PM

I preciate the skoolin. I also lernt the goesintas. No probum wif maff.

Nestor_Kelebay 11-25-2008 11:15 PM

Whenever anyone refers to Scottish people as "Scotch" people, I just go nutz. I start pulling my hair out and bashing my head against stuff.

The fools.

Gary_602z 11-26-2008 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nestor_Kelebay (Post 190278)
Whenever anyone refers to Scottish people as "Scotch" people, I just go nutz. I start pulling my hair out and bashing my head against stuff.

The fools.

Well smarty where does "Scotch Tape" come from then?:laughing:

Gary


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