Wordplay: Ghoughphtheightteau – what does this curious looking word spell?

ghoughphtheightteau pronounced as potato poster

“Ghoughphtheightteau”  is a very Alice-like word to spell, and believe it or not, some whimsical individual claims it spells “potato”!

Here is how:

  • gh stands for p (as you find from the last letters in hiccough);
  • ough for o (as in dough);
  • phth stands for t (as in phthisic);
  • eigh stands for a (as in neighbour);
  • tt stands for t (as in gazette);
  • and eau stands for o (as in beau)!

Do you know any other curious spelling words?

 


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