Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:35:06 -0400

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

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


Fred R. Shapiro

Associate Librarian for Public Services and Lecturer in Legal Research

Yale Law School


Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations

fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]