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GHOTI

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#218
Fun:*** (2.56)
Difficulty:*** (2.42)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:teen_wiz

 

 

 



If you break down the word GHOTI phonetically, it could be pronounced 'FISH'. How?




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Comments

george1978*
Aug 15, 2002

he would also make you sleep with the fish lol
Kinergy
Feb 27, 2005

Very creative puzzle. I came up with couGH, Odium, and terTIary. I think that gives you FISH as well.
darthforman*
May 26, 2005

converse_chik**
Oct 22, 2005

i kinda got it, not really but kinda!!! u gotta give me some credit!
LindseyAnne34
Nov 22, 2005

Very cool! I never would have thought of that.
boodlerAgb*
Nov 28, 2005

This Iheard 20+ years ago!
trickyone*ca*
Jan 06, 2006

I heard this one before but it's still a great teaser
musicmaker21113
Jan 09, 2006

Great, tough teaser ... I would recommend rephrasing it to say it "could" be broken down phonetically to sound like "fish." You wouldn't technically break down "GHOTI" phonetically that way.
MAroxmysoxonice**
Jan 19, 2006

love it. that is SO cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 26, 2006

very clever and witty thanks for the cool teaser
jessjspieks*us*
Jan 29, 2006

I dont know how you get that "O" in women sounds like 'I" It doesnt with me, or the few women I asked. Still found the puzzle interesting, but didnt agree.
(user deleted)
Feb 02, 2006

This was a very well thought out teaser. I gotta give you credit or making me scratch my head. Keep up the good work.
jlvsbeksAus*
Mar 03, 2006

Cool! i never thought of that
soccerstar_1515*
Mar 13, 2006

very smart keep 1s like that coming
horse_luverAca*
Mar 14, 2006

I've heard this one before, but I still like it. Cute and fun!
coltonr1Aus*
Mar 15, 2006

great puzzel i just hope u think the way of my teasers mine are a interesting book and a hardcontest look 4 em k pall
puppehs-rulez*
Mar 25, 2006

awesome
Smudgeza*
May 25, 2006

well by the same token, the word "cozy" could be spelt Chthwdzhae
starrychelxAus*
Feb 13, 2007

I heard this one in middle school! And I could be wrong, but I think there's a Christian band named that...
bgil7604Aus
Feb 28, 2007

I thought it was completely random. There were so many ossible ways one could have split up GHOTI.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 28, 2007

*possible
dalfamnestAnz*
Jul 16, 2010

I think when people put teasers in that are not original, they should state the source. This is not a creative teaser, but a simplification of a widely known puzzle which asks the reader to work out what 4-letter word "ghoti" spells!

"Ghoti" is often attributed to G.B. Shaw (1856-1950). In addition to his essays, plays and novels, he promoted reform of the English language.

Readers might also be interested to try another (less famous) example of this - "Ghoughpteighbteau" as an alternative spelling of ******!!

Clue: Like the "ghoti", it's also found below ground level and popularly eaten, fried with ghoti!

[I'll come back next year to see if anyone has worked it out.]
kitty-cattus*
Oct 18, 2013

Potato. I love this one - oddities of language always make me smile.
dalfamnestAnz*
Jul 02, 2014

Well done, Kittycat!!



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