English spelling origin (OT?)

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Dec 11 16:57:15 UTC 2002

In these days of tension in the Middle East, it's good to remember that

neither leisure sheik seized the weird foreign height.


On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Steve Kl. wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002, Mark A Mandel wrote:
> > But that doesn't cover "height" or "sleight". ISTM that this exception
> > is more accurately (though less mnemonically) stated as
> >         or when followed by silent "gh"
> And there's always weird exceptions.
> -- Steve

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