Friday, October 22, 2010

say what?

From Parade Magazine - October 14, 2001

How do you pronounce "ghoti"?

Answer: fish

Explanation: The playwright George Bernard Shaw
(an advocate of spelling reform) supposedly said
the word "fish" could be spelled "ghoti" because:

gh is pronounced like an f in "cough"
o is pronounced like an I in "women"
ti is pronounced like the sh in "nation"

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