Pronunciation Please

Proper” or “Accepted” or “Regional” pronunciation?

Herb or ‘Erb

D.B., Dallas: According to, either pronunciation (with or without the "h") is acceptable.

Dirt Doctor:  The dictionary is wrong. There is one proper pronunciation and, of course, it is the one I use. The word has an H in it and it is to be pronounced.  Pronouncing the word 'erb is no more than cockney slang.  It would make just as much sense pronouncing my name 'oward.



Pecan   pi-'kän,-'kan;  'pE-"kan  Webster dictionary accepted pronunciations.

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