“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?