Ghoti (was: Re: English Spelling)

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 18:14:18 EST


> I forget who perpetrated it but someone (using different ways of spelling
> the required pronunciation) came up with GHOTI as the "correct" spelling of
> the word "FISH" (GH as in TOUGH, I as in ?, etc) in an essay on the odd
> spelling of English Words.

George Bernard Shaw, if tradition is correct. And it is "O" as in "Women".

And since the English language--and punk rock groups--have no shame,
Ghoti is now with us forever, as in the punk rock group, Ghoti Hook,
famous for its CD: "Songs We Didn't Write".


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