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Ghoti means fish
George Bernard Shaw, the famous Irish writer, wanted to reform English spelling so that it was more logical. He asked the following question as an example:

How do we pronounce the word “ghoti”?

The answer was “fish”.

How can “ghoti” and “fish” sound the same? Shaw explained it like this:

  • the gh = f as in rouGH
  • the o = i as in wOmen
  • the ti = sh as in naTIon

 
PS: If you’re wondering what kind of fish this is: Cherry barb (DK: Titteya-barbe)