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    phonetic spelling

    This thread from Lounge Matters <post#=521,567>post 521,567</post: > brought to mind a simple little word puzzle.....

    Phonetically "ghoti" spells a very familiar word....can you tell me what it is? and which letters represent which sounds?
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    Re: phonetic spelling

    I think I smell <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> something fishy about this </span hide> puzzle
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    Re: phonetic spelling

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> FISH
    gh in tough
    o in women
    ti in action

    I think it is from GB Shaw: a commentary on the English language</span hide>

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    Re: phonetic spelling

    Quite correct sir...., but since I can only assume you know what letters relate to which sounds <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: phonetic spelling

    Yes that is entirely correct...., you can have a whole bar! <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

    I've also been told that the <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> o sound in women is the only place in the English language in which that phonetic sound is heard</span hide>
    I've never heard that relationship in another word, but then I'm not the one to ask since my grasp of my own "home language" is tenuous at best <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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