that even the BBC cannot get it right now? This evening, on a newscast, the reporter insisted on "haitch" instead of "aitch" for the letter "h". The pronunciation is aitch and not Haitch! Talk about sloppy language, it really is tooth grinding. Does anyone else feel the same?
Nice to see the language being defended. Unfortunately English will evolve to whatever 'standards' it seems fit for a certain age. That is why it's so popular world wide and can even encompass 'text' speech so easily. Language is a means of conversing and the English language is versatile enough to survive. Latin failed and my mother tongue still struggles.
"nothing to defend what with all the foreign tongues that reside in this country." Don't understand. Please explain. We are a nation with many cultures yet English is the true medium if you want to further any career. I think I'm missing your point purposely.