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Old 11-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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what's up with people saying "heighth"?!


why do almost all builders say "heighth." there is simply no such word!

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Old 11-24-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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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).

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Old 11-24-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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I have one word that bothers me as well...I'll try to be pacific...
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:21 PM   #4
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The pronunciation of height with a final (th), (hth), 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), (htth), 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!

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Old 11-25-2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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Geezz do I feel stupid...I've never got that word right! Now I know, thanks!

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Old 11-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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why do almost all builders say "heighth."
Maybe it's a western thing...
You guys out west do talk different
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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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.
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my old man who broke me into the trade still to this day pronounces it the same way He,s in his 80's
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I like the Lantic ocean better.

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

I am the most Pacific person here!
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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Geez, didn't any of use guys go to kindygarten? Bolth pronunciations may be correct!
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I must've told you guys a hunnerd times, there's no R in wash!
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I preciate the skoolin. I also lernt the goesintas. No probum wif maff.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:15 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:21 AM   #15
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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?

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