some of Britain's greatest wordsmiths have acknowledged it's a language with irritating quirkiness.And I thought to myself.... Hmmm. That is extremely interesting. And a word to the British college students who inspired the article... Its called SPELL CHECK. Use it.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw was fond of pointing out that the word "ghoti" could just as well be pronounced "fish" if you followed common pronunciation: 'gh' as in "tough," 'o' as in "women" and 'ti' as in "nation."
And he was a playright.