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#181574 - 01/08/09 12:08 PM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: PastorVon]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: PastorVon
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
I have not read all the posts in this thread so I may be speaking out of turn. However, I am surprised that no one threw this at the group: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU

What does that spell phonetically?


It spells POTATO.

Here is the break down:

GH OUGH PHTH EIGH TTE EAU

If GH stands for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau

Vaughn Hathaway



WOW. I had not visited this post in awhile, so missed this. Wish I was still
teaching would use it as a test or homework assignment.
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#210213 - 04/02/13 10:06 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: PastorVon]
A C Bowden Offline
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Originally Posted By: PastorVon
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU

What does that spell phonetically?

It spells POTATO.

Here is the break down:

GH OUGH PHTH EIGH TTE EAU

If GH stands for P as in Hiccough
If OUGH stands for O as in Dough
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for A as in Neighbour
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for O as in Plateau

Vaughn Hathaway

Alternatively, it spells FORTY-TWO (the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything):

GH OUGH PHTH EIGH TTE EAU

If GH stands for F as in Enough
If OUGH stands for OR* as in Ought
If PHTH stands for T as in Phthisis
If EIGH stands for Y as in Leigh
If TTE stands for T as in Gazette
If EAU stands for WO (OO) as in Beautiful**

*Southern British pronunciation
** Regional British pronunciation ("bootiful")

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#210215 - 04/02/13 11:19 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: A C Bowden]
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now that's linguistic yoga if I ever saw it!

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#210218 - 04/02/13 11:32 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: A C Bowden]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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It's no wonder so many have difficulty with English.
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#211259 - 06/01/13 09:20 AM Re: Phonetic spelling? [Re: Timportance]
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Yes,I agreed according to Wikipedia they are ten.Thanks for sharing link.I visit this and find some good information.
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