Yesterday during Hailey's phonics lesson, she was sounding out the word "catch." She did not say the proper short a sound, so I corrected her.
Me: No, it's ca. Short a like in apple.
Hailey: Ca. tch. Catch. Why does everyone say it like this?
Me: What do you mean?
Hailey: You said "catch." I say "ketch."
English is hard enough to learn, and our poor kids are trying to learn it in Texas.