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H-dropping is a colloquial term used to describe the "dropping" of initial "h" in words like "house", "heat", and "hangover" in many dialects of English, particularly in England. It is often regarded as a solecism but occurs in many other languages, such as French, Spanish, and Italian, where initial "h" was lost in standard spoken usage centuries ago.

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