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This word is pronounced 'fish' through manipulation of atypical linguistic rules. It uses the gh from laugh, the o from women and the ti from nation.

Ghoti is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Ghoti books and related discussion.

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Good news, bad news: global fisheries discards are declining, but
Ghoti aims to serve as a forum for stimulating and pertinent ideas.
Give a reader a ghoti
Give a Reader a Ghoti. 2008 Lexile National Conference. And Quantile Symposium.
The barefoot ecologist goes fishing
Ghoti papers. Ghoti aims to serve as a forum for stimulating and pertinent ideas.
Scientific uncertainty and the assessment of risks posed by non
Ghoti aims to serve as a forum for stimulating and pertinent ideas.
1 Fish and Fisheries: Ghoti (in print, August 2009) 1 Title: MEY
Fish and Fisheries: Ghoti (in print, August 2009). 1. Title: MEY = MSY.

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Men Prove They Are More Than Just Big Bocce Talk
Participating teams were The Crusaders, The Taylor Tigers, The Brutes, The Saints, The Lemon Drops, The Sweet and Sours, Team Diva, The Martinis and The Fish (or The Ghoti: John Heyse can explain how “ghoti” makes “fish” if anyone dares ask.
One held for taxi driver's murder
On August 19, Goregaon police located an abandoned silver coloured Xylo car number with registration number MH 36/H/223 between Bhandanga and Ghoti villages.
I'm okay to call Bengal Paschimbanga: Bipasha Basu
Some feel that the tag 'Paschim' may fuel the Bangal-Ghoti argument. "The name Purbabanga doesn't exist, so how does the name Paschimbanga make any sense? Banga or Bangla would have been much better.
Step up the ladder
Certainly in colloquial use and thinking, the terms 'ghoti' and bangaal', or 'edeshi' and 'odeshi', while not historically simultaneous, have long governed an invisible schism of the people of the province.
A Theory of Public Nonsense
For example, “ghoti” looks like it might be a word but it is not (at least yet). Since it has no meaning in our language, we refer to this combination of letters as nonsense.

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Ghoti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ghoti is a constructed word used to illustrate irregularities in English spelling. It is a respelling of the word fish: i.e.
How to pronounce "GHOTI"... and why - alphaDictionary * Free
To emphasize the problem, Bernard Shaw once proposed the spelling ghoti for " fish", with the [gh] from "laugh", the [o] from "women" and the [ti] from "nation".
ESL Articles: "Ghoti" = "Fish" |
How can "ghoti" and "fish" sound the same? GBS explained it like this: the gh = f as The word "ghoti" is not even a real word.
Ghoti -
Jun 25, 2010 When talk turns to the irrationality of English spelling conventions, a five-letter emblem of our language's foolishness inevitably surfaces: ghoti.
AUE: FAQ excerpt: What is "ghoti"?
"Ghoti" is popularly attributed to George Bernard Shaw.

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