QI – Quite Interesting

23:34 onsdag 12 december 2018

QI – Quite Interesting

Word of the day: GHOUGHPHTHEIGHTTEEAU — a potato. Invented in the 19th century to show the absurdity of English spelling: ‘gh’ is pronounced as in ‘hiccough’, ‘ough’ as in ‘though’, ‘phth’ as in ‘phthisis’, ‘eigh’ as in ‘neigh’, ‘tte’ as in ‘gazette’, and ‘eau’ as in ‘beau’.

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