There is no “h” in “street”

Then why do thousands of people say “shtreet”?
They may also say shtrong, shtripe, shtraight, and many other words containing “str.”

Do you?

When I was in elementary school in the ’40s we had a periodic class in speech and a special teacher who conducted it. One purpose of the class was to address speech impediments. Unfortunately, those days are gone and the “test” has taken over.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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