Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, 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. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
We currently do not publish on a regular schedule.
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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