Boy! Such knowledge, such research! I never, in any of my 12 books on the subject, taught hat, hen, ham. That goes way back to my first book in 1956. Dennis: The basic word should never be used for a card word. That's why "hone" is correct for the 2H. A little closer reading is called for.
Dai and I NEVER used a specific set of words. I've written about this a a different thread on this forum. Dai, in his 90s, after not having done it for years, did it with me when I was visiting the Magic Castle, did it perfectly. But the words used WERE MADE UP AT THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT, to fit the circumstances. He' make a side remark; I knew exactly when he was coding.
I think, as some of the posts here are suggesting, that we should talk people into flying byplanes, rather than jets. Sure, send them to David Roth, who was a friend, we corresponded often, and in his later years (he died at 96) he STARTED TO USE MY IDEAS. Anyway... HARRY LORAYNE.