Goati makes me smile. It is, says Wikipedia, “a creative respelling of the word fish, used to illustrate irregularities in English pronunciation and spelling.” It is often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, a supporter of the cause for English spelling reform, but does not appear in any of his known writing. 865 more words
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The Chaos, by Charivarius (1870–1946).
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, … 575 more words
English spelling is undeniably chaotic. There’s an exception to almost every rule, 26 letters have to do the job of around 44 phonemes, and ‘English’ is less its own language than a strange combination and mixtures of myriad other languages both ancient and modern. 1,653 more words