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Word where the letter "o" makes the sound of a short "i"?????

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by whatsaMcGee, Apr 25, 2003.


  1. hello, im trying to complete this philosophical thing thats very very interesting. i need to find a word where the letter "o", by itself (no other vowels next to it to help), makes the sound of the letter "i" in a word like "sit". does anyone know of one?
     
  2. "Sot", pronounced like "Sit".

    Not what you were looking for?
     
  3. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    WOMEN
     
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    that could right and wrong

    bp13
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah I was gonna say "women" too. That's all I can think of.

    Does this have anything to do with ghoti?

    brad cook
     
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    "Women" is correct. "Woman" would be incorrect. :)
     
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ

    ooooohhhhhhhh yeah......

    ::smacks self in head::

    bp13
     
  8. yes this has to do with "ghoti" and i couldnt think of a word to finish it.

    ghoti is the idea of spelling the word "fish" or "phish" :D differently. the "gh" from "tough", making the "f" or "ph" sound. the "o" from women making the "i" sound, and the "ti" from "martian" making the "sh" sound, leaving you with "ghoti". truly fascinating.
     
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    in the word house?

    (when pronounced hizzy)
     
  10. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Is that all you ever think about?:D
     
  11. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Nope. I also think about hotties, cuties, babes, chicks, and foxes.

    :D :D
     
  12. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    don't forget.....women

    :D :D :D

    bp13
     
  13. And don't forget to consider the band Ghoti Hook, who undoubtedly took their name from what you're talking about, but actually pronounce it "go-tee" ... just to complicate things for ya :D

    Oh, and check this site out: http://www.3dham.com/ghoti.html ... The author blows a gasket over "ghoti", but he proposes another idea:

    PHOCHE! :p
     
  14. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Oh I thought they also pronounced it "fish." Ya learn something new everyday dontcha...

    brad cook
     
  15. Hm...actually I meant to include "AFAIK" regarding that claim, because I really don't know; I was just going on hearsay from someone of unknown credibility. Now that you've got me wondering, a Google search yields the following:

    one vote for "fish"

    "go tee" comes back to tie the score...

    this guy can't make up his mind, score is still 1-1...

    "go tee" takes the lead!

    "fish" strikes back for the win!

    The last link is supposedly an interview with one of the band members, so assuming it's legit (and why would anyone bother faking it?), "fish" is the way to go. The official website doesn't mention it, so I'm gonna trust this interview and change my pronunciation. Good call, Brad! :bassist:
     
  16. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Thanks! Nice research...you shoulda been in on the knuckle-cracking thread! ;)

    brad cook
     
  17. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Prison

    Gibson

    Two more for ya.
     
  18. Seems crazy at first, then makes sense. Very cool actually!