My original list of possible H’s, before my theme was words of 10 letters or more from my dictionary, consisted of:
Holy/ Holly/ Hail/ Harry/ Hearing/ Hungry/ Herrings/ Hammers/ Horror/ Hair/ Horny/ Handmade/ Happy/ Horse
horse rad ish
‘tall plant of the Cruciferae family, with a white, hot-tasting root that is ground up and used as a relish with meat, oysters, etc.’
hig gle dy-pig gle dy
‘in jumbled confusion.’
het er o ge ne ous
‘different in kind; unlike; not at all similar; varied; miscellaneous; made up of unlike elements or parts.’
It was heterogeneous which got me thinking.
It’s interesting that I’ve never really read this dictionary much before. Used it many times but never really studied it. There are many words that have few words to explain them and then there’s heterogeneous with 6 different explanations. What was it about this word that created that reaction from Thorndike as he compiled my dictionary? I have no idea and will never know but am intrigued by it.
I’ve never thought too much of H but I love it now!
Happy; Horse; higgledy-piggledy; horseradish; heterogeneous (did you notice I moved the first e? deliberately? Maybe.. maybe not..) and Hazelnut all go to confirm that H has to be heard!
follow the AtoZchallenge road..
the last time I heard or read this was in genetics class
do check out my G at GAC a-z
That’s where I know it from! thanks. Already checked out your blog but I was a robot and couldn’t leave a comment 😉
I never understood horseradish. Strange sauce.
Love higgledy piggledy though!
Horny.. That’s a good ‘h’ 😉
I realised after I said I might have a spare H or two that there weren’t many that might be suitable for your fab blog 😉
Good luck with AtoZ
I always enjoy your accompanying picture. Higgledy-piggledy is such a cute word, isn’t it? Always conjures up an image of a pig running around with question marks spinning round its head. 🙂
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thanks jc. Yes I love higgledy-piggledy though realise I might have been cheating myself a little.. one word of 10 letters or more? It had to be-heard..
Hazelnut makes me think of Nutella… mmmmm H should most definitely be heard!
hazelnut chocolate spread sanwiches.. maybe I don’t need to cook my bank holiday dinner afterall..
Hi there returning you post, like you post to-day, I’m a Microwave man myself, people ask me if I’m eating al-right and as long as the supermarkets turn out frozen meals at £1 each I’m fine. Frozen meals! people might say but I’ve never have a bad one yet, didn’t like yes but bad no.
Thanks for your comments on my “G” blog
thanks for visiting and glad you liked it.
I’m remembering a childhood ryhme thay goes Higgledy- Piggledy my fat hen laying eggs for gentlemen.. I can’t remember the rest.
I don’t remember that one. Will have to go look for it now.
Ha ha ha ha ha, what a humorous, hugely interesting post! Thanks so much! I like ‘h’, especially in the dropped variety, heee hee. Hotel, hungry, hangover… lots of useful ‘h’ words. Love your A-Z challenge, keep those great posts coming… XX
Thanks for all your support Nicky! Glad you’re enjoying them. This challenge is tougher than expected. Not good that I’m starting to come down with another horrendous cold! Must get them all scheduled in before I succumb.
Hmm. Heterogeneous is actually one of my more favorite english words. 🙂
I think I must have forgotten it until I found it again in my dictionary.
I’ve always loved higgledy-piggledy.
I don’t think I’ve used heterogeneous much.
Me neither. Love both of them.