Our colonial forefathers called them "yarbs." Although herb with the "h" sounded is the more approved pronunciation, "erb" is also acceptable. Herbs are friendly things even though they're quite modest and a bit shy. You really have to know them well to appreciate all the things they are ready and eager to do for you. Everyone who enjoys preparing and eating delicious food should be as "at home" with herbs as with salt, pepper, and vanilla.
Look in your cupboard. There you will find the magic ingredients you use to add life and flavor to your everyday foods.