Friday, August 8, 2008

Things that make you go: HMMMM?

I found this little tibit in an article on Rueters today complaining about bad spelling and how difficult the English language is. It was the quote at the end that really got my interest:

some of Britain's greatest wordsmiths have acknowledged it's a language with irritating quirkiness.

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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh that's horrible!! I can't stand misspelling words and for a professor to suggest that it should be acceptable?! Ridiculous!