… red ghoti, blue ghoti

My apologies in advance for those of you who already know this…

You’re never too old to learn something new. I was struggling with the Thursday New York Times crossword early this morning.  I got a troublesome word by getting the crossing words, producing a word I never heard of.  But that’s why God gave us Google.

Ghoti is a constructed word from the late 1800’s designed to emphasize the irregularities in English spelling. Take the gh you find in cough (f), the o you find in women (i), and the ti found in nation (sh), and you get ‘fish’.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

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