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National Poetry Month: Day 17. “English Sonnet” by Dan Albergotti


English Sonnet As an illustration of the need for spelling reform in English, someone (apparently not, as often attributed, George Bernard Shaw) pointed out that—taking the pronunciation of the letters from “rough,” “women,” and “ambition”—a word spelled “ghoti” could be pronounced precisely like the word “fish.” To Tuscan ears our words, I’m sure, are rough, […]