or spent a lot of time in Calcutta; how else would he know about the relationship between a ghoti and his fish?
From the Batman TV Episode An Egg Grows in Gotham [2.13]
Robin: “Ghoti” is “fish”?
Batman: See here. English phonetics. GH becomes F, as in “tough” or “laugh”. O becomes I as in “women”. TI becomes SH as in “ration” or the word “nation”.
Robin: Holy semantics, Batman. You never cease to amaze me!
Batman: No time for compliments, Robin. We must thwart some criminals. To the Batmobile!
I knew it all along. Must go watch another Bong superhero, the bnoti-fingered Ulbharin from Uluberia, sometime soon at a movie theatre near me.
I have read this attributed to Bernard Shaw. Wait! That means Shaw was a Bong? Ah, the penny drops!
obviously. GB=jibi=short for buddhijibi=intellectual. Shaw= Shaw Wallace, also from Calcutta. in the indian blogosphere, GB also stands for GreatBong. there you go.
I remember reading about ‘photi’ – at that time, ‘ghoti’ never occurred to me. Well that’s another addition to the ever-growing list, whose most famous members are Adidas (Adinath Das) and Monginis (Mon Ginish).
also neruda, derrida etc., who are right up there with pheluda, tenida and ghonada (and the local versions thereof in every goli everywhere).
I’m glad I stumbled in here 🙂