# This is not a fish

I'm sure you know how the word 'ghoti' can be interpreted to be pronounced 'fish', by taking the sounds from the words 'cough,' 'women' and 'action.'

But can you find a word in which the letters 'wo' are pronounced as a standard 'u' (as in 'hut')?

The word isn't used much nowadays, but fifty years ago it was in common English circulation.

• Isn't "word" itself such a word? Aug 4 '21 at 8:03
• @personjerry the o in word is pronounced u as in hut, but the wo in word is pronounced wu. He's asking for a word where wo loses the w sound completely
– Joe
Aug 4 '21 at 8:56