Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
The inventor of English did a terrible job
Consider the letter sequence GHOTI.
Pronounce the "gh" as in "rough."
Pronounce the "o" as in "women."
Pronounce the "ti" as in "nation."
Brad Bitt pic from mirror.co.uk. Fish pic from Coloradofisherman.com