Stop enunciating the fucking "h"....

…in “wHat” and “wHen” and “wHy”.

Who taught you to talk like that?.. It’s goddamn pretentious and irritating.

Knock it off.

wHo are you to tell anyone how to pronounce words?

Obligatory “Family Guy” reference

Would you like some Cool WHip with that slice of angry pie?
/Stewie Griffin.
ETA: Nija’d by Superdude!

That’s the way I was taught to pronounce those in second grade: “hwy,” “hwen.” I don’t disagree that doing so makes one sound pretentious. (and I’ll add: I never pronounce those words in that manner) I wonder if kids are even taught to pronounce those words that way anymore?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_history_of_wh

IME it’s usually hypercorrection or the result of idiot teachers, but the pronunciation does have historical precedence and is retained in a very few accents, e.g. parts of the SE USA.

So, wHould a sHower then be a sower?

Fun note:

If you replace the W with T in What, When, and Where, you answer the question.

No, we’re doing it right and you, with your “wut” and “wenn” and “Y” babytalk, just sound silly.

I picked up the habit from Wil Wheaton.

Also whither, whence and wherefore.

And a near miss on Who and Tho(u).

Almost like there’s a pattern in English…

ve-Hickle (vehicle) always gets on my nerves.

It’s hardly pretentious. It’s just a different accent. Different English dialects pronounce different phonemes differently.

In Britain this would be common with some Irish accents.
I would guess some variants of the pleasant Boston tongue, in the USA, may have this Irish inheritance.

The nuns did, back in Catholic school. And we pronounced them the way they taught us, in class.

Then we went home and promptly dropped them, the way everyone else did.

I’d rather have overpronounced H’s than anus torics.

When I read the title to myself I pronounced it “haitch”…

You’re one of them, aren’t you?

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As I understand it, both pronunciations are legitimate. It’s simply a matter of preference.

Snivelling, spineless equivocator. Pick a side, fer chrissake!