Unclear As To The Spelling

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  1. Steve North

    Steve North Veteran Member
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    I am not sure about this, but if someone can tell me what it is all about..
    SPELLING ...................
    How do you spell ..... fish ??? ......................... GHOTI ..... spells fish.....

    enough ================== F ...... GH
    women =================== I ....... O
    lotion ==================== SH ... TI

    Therefore GHOTI ....... is another way to spell FISH
     
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    Our spelling is a little strange - the Americans have a better take on it
    Would be a lot easier your way :p
     
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    Maybe this should be in the games section.;)
     
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    There are other words that can be spelled that way..
    I was just wondering if anyone knew what that method is called and if you knew anything about it ...
     
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    Now you've lost me Steve - easily done :p
    What method ? No one spells 'enuf' or 'loshon' that way .............. do they ?
     
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    I too use to do that in my younger years. It made for a lot of fun with my children.

    -Noun- Historical Linguistics
    Phonetic law: A statement of some regular pattern of sound change in a specific language, as Grimm's law or Verner's law.

    :D
     
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    I take it you already know
    Of tough and cough and dough?
    But what about, hiccough, thorough and through?

    Beware of heard, a dreadful word
    That looks like beard and sounds like bird,


    And dead: it's said like bed, not bead --
    For goodness sake don't call it 'deed'

    Watch out for meat and great and threat...
    They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.

    (meat-suite, great-straight, threat-debt.)

    There isn't a moth in mother,
    Nor both in bother, or broth in brother,

    And here is not in there
    But ear is in dear and fear
    But not in bear and pear;

    And then there's dose and rose
    But lose, goose and choose,


    And cork and work and card and ward,
    And font and front and word and sword,


    And do and go and thwart and cart --
    Come, come, I've hardly made a start!


    A dreadful language? Man alive!
    I'd learned to speak it when I was five!


    But will I write it before I die?
    I hope so, I say with a sigh!
     
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  8. Steve North

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    WOW !!! ......... Honey......
    I thought I was just asking about something and you enlightened me to no end..
    I never thought of it like that, but you are right..

    Thanks ...........
     
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    Glad you enjoyed Steve
     
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    @Steve North
    This sounds like something about the bathroom door on a tuna boat. :p
     
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  11. Steve North

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    Frank... Most likely you are right..
    I just mentioned it for fun and I think I created a monster on here..
    It doesn't matter because we are here to have fun and we are doing just that..

    Tuna boat ????? perhaps more likely a Herring Trolley....
     
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    @Steve North

    Ahhh, Steve! I was only casting about seeking to find if any others had heard and retained the rather low-life inference of the original joke. Seems as though you may not have. Please remember, I've been "around the block" probably many more times than most others here, and thus have encountered more of the crass and gutter-bound information than most. I shan't do it here, but please see my PM.
    Frank

    P.S. Bet Ken knows the joke??
     
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  13. Steve North

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    I do now and...

    I LOVE IT ......
     
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    OK @Frank Sanoica , Do tell us as well. I'm dense! But I do want to KNOW! What's the funny here?
     
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    I was wondering that too Ina. Enlighten us Frank.
     
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    @Honey Gee @Ina I. Wonder @Steve North

    Welllll,..........I just don't know.......proper telling necessitates use of somewhat profane words (to some), and an inference unquestionably chauvinistic.

    Perhaps Steve may regard it as less crass than I do, or he may advise me whether to proceed or not.

    Me and my biiiig mouth!
    Frank
     
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    Awh bless you x
     
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    It's Ok @Frank Sanoica, I think we should take your word for it that we really don't want/need to know unless it could be said in polite language.

    I too sometimes regret saying somethings in mixed company. Believe it or not us "Ladies" can get together sometimes and say things to each other that we normally don't say in front of you "gentlemen".

    So traveling on to the next funny. Your getting your foot stuck in your mouth is pretty funny too.

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    As some of you know, my first wife was a Cosmetologist, having learned the trade and obtained her license at age 16 in Germany, where she was born. Turned out, the German license was highly regarded here in America, and she was eligible for immediate reciprocity and obtained her Illinois license immediately, going to work full time right away. She was so good at her craft, high-styling, that soon she had a huge following. Realizing the potential for her, with my encouragement, after her folks died, we bought a going styling salon, after conferring with friends of my folks who had operated small businesses (produce) all their lives; they recommended against it. Susanne did very well in her own place. The usual complaints about not tipping working owners fell by the wayside, so well did the ladies love her work.

    What's my point, Grandma? Dirty talk. Dirty jokes. Profanity evidently peaks in ladies-only salons. The few guys who liked getting haircuts there, were never aware..........Amazing it was, to me! But then, many revelations came about, due to owning a business.
    Frank
     
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    Frank..................
    Perhaps it would be advisable to leave it where it is.. That way, there won't be any animosity or comments that could be negative..
    Remember as far as those private messages goes...

    Who you see here
    What you hear here
    Stays here


    Is a very good saying.....
     
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    @Steve North
    Ah, I was humorously thinking that "stirring" the brew might disgorge additional thoughts.......

    I had not thought of repercussions due to personal feelings.

    I apologize for being a bit too far "out there".
    Frank
     
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    Frank...
    A bit too far out is perfectly OK....
    Better to be too far out than not far out enough...

    Keep up the good work.....
     
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    @Steve North
    The first line in your signature might very well be compared to me!
    Frank
     
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    Frank...
    Aren't we all a bit like that ....
     
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    I thought this thread was about different spellings, but it looks like it morphed into something else..anyway, the latest spelling issue is donut vs doughnut. I think either are correct. I usually write doughnut, which is apparently the English version of the word. However, according to Websters both are correct. Of course on most American words the u is not present in the spelling, but I am noticing the spell check is flagging donut.
     
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