Wednesday, November 17, 2004

There's gotta be a word for this...

Have you ever been writing a word, and looks like it's spelled wrong, but it isn't? I think it might be peculiar to English, since the spelling is so irregular.

3 Comments:

Blogger artpoetryfiction said...

Try living over here! In Vietnam we've got the romanized alphabet but I swear there is no way to distinguish the sounds can canh khan khanh so how am I to know how to know which one I'm spelling?

1:21 AM  
Blogger Deppe said...

They should have let Bernhard shaw reform the English Alphabet.

Check out http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxwhat04.html

7:49 PM  
Blogger dAVE said...

Thank you, Yossarian Lives, for the link. I've known about the "ghoti" spelling of "fish" for a while, but never knew to whom to attribute it.

9:18 AM  

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