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Mysteries of the English Language (Posted on 2003-03-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A man who only spoke Greek came to America for the first time. He realized that he needed to learn English, so he took a class. When questioned by his teacher, "How do you spell fish?" he replied "g-h-o-t-i". The teacher was very surprised as to how he could get such an answer since he was learning English so well. He asked the man, "How did you get that answer?" When the man replied, the teacher accepted his answer with a chuckle. What was his answer?

Hint: Think about the many oddities of the English language.

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Some Thoughts wheee | Comment 1 of 14
Use 'gh' as in laugh, 'o' as in parody, 'ti' as in motion.

I remember this from an old children's book. Also interesting to note is the band named "ghoti hook" (they're really cool).

=)
  Posted by DJ on 2003-03-20 08:03:20
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