That's because you were trained to pronounce the h in herbs, as those on your sandwichThat's very interesting, MissFit! It seems completely bizarre to me, but interesting! As a British English speaker I'd say homage, pronouncing the h and stressing the first syllable, regardless of context!
Same here-- I pronounce it without an aitch, accent on first syllable, void of any hint that the word is French.That's because you were trained to pronounce the h in herbs, as those on your sandwich
It's just another of those pesky BE/AE differences in custom.