the irregularity of English spelling

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by seitt, May 1, 2013.

  1. seitt Senior Member


    Please, how can I say, “a witticism concerning the irregularity of English spelling”?

    In order to clarify my meaning further, I think it's probably a good idea if I share the witticism:

    George Bernard Shaw was fond of writing the word GHOTI on a piece of paper. He would then ask people to pronounce it; what they came up with usually sounded like “goaty”.

    He would then say, “No! The correct answer is “fish”!
    GH as in ENOUGH: F
    O as in WOMEN: I
    TI as in STATION: SH

    Best wishes, and many thanks,

  2. Perseas Senior Member

    Athens - GR
    Hi Simon,

    this is what I can think of now:

    ένα ευφυολόγημα που αφορά την έλλειψη κανονικότητας στην αγγλική ορθογραφία.
    a witticism concerning the lack of regularity in English spelling.
  3. seitt Senior Member

    Many thanks, excellent.

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