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“Proper” or “Accepted” or “Regional” pronunciation?
Herb or ‘Erb
D.B., Dallas: According to www.Dictionary.com, 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.