How to Spell “Fish”

George Bernard Shaw was so frustrated by the vagaries of English spelling that he tried, unsuccessfully, to revise standard orthography: each letter should have only one sound.

The way he saw it, using English spelling to write “fish” could easily be GHOTI:

GH=enough

O=women

TI=nation

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  1. Give a man a ghoti, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to ghoti, and he’ll be really confused, because he won’t know what the heck you just taught him to do.

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