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Fun with Spelling

Found this on my h:// drive at work.  God only knows where *I* got it:

If GH can stand for P, as in "Hiccough;"

If OUGH stands for O, as in "Dough;"

If PHTH stands for T, as in "Phthisis;"

If EIGH stands for A, as in "Neighbor;"

F TTE stands for T, as in "Gazette;"

If EAU stands for O, as in "Plateau;"

Then, the right way to spell POTATO should be: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU


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Jan. 6th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
GH = F as in "enough"
O = I as in "women"
TI = SH as in "nation"

So fish should properly be spelled GHOTI
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
We need to make a bunch of these and write a sentence. Just for the bizarrness of it. No need to be consistent with letter substitutions...
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
Well, we've got fish and potato, so we're off to a good start. I'll have to think about this in my copious spare time :D
Jan. 6th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
That was GBShaw, IIRC
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
I was told 'phyti' for fish...
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Both work. We need a sentence with fish twice so we can use both!

Or better yet a word with two "f"s, like fifty, so gh(i)ph(ty).
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Or use the gh for both "p" and "f". So gh(o)gh for fop.
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