Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:35:06 -0400 From: Fred Shapiro Subject: Ghoti George Bernard Shaw is often said to have put forth _ghoti_ as a humorous English spelling of the word _fish_. I have never seen a precise source given for Shaw's discussion of _ghoti_, however. Can anyone supply such a source? Fred R. Shapiro Associate Librarian for Public Services and Lecturer in Legal Research Yale Law School Editor Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]