Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Dec 21 16:43:09 UTC 2006

Quoting "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>:

> I once saw a similar gag to "ghoti", which I cannot recall except
> that it had three phonemes, one of which was /t/ spelled "phth" as in
> "phthisic".  Does anyone know it?

gheauphtheightough pronounced potato
gh as in hiccough
eau as in beau
phth as in phthisis
eight as in eight
ough as in though

(along with ghoti/fish and one other) in The English Journal Mar. 1945 p.152


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