The most conspicuous attribute of our language, one of which all its students and practitioners are keenly aware, a characteristic that is an endearing frailty from the logological point of view, is the tremendous disparity between sound and sight in English words. Put succinctly, spelling English words correctly is unreasonably difficult, yet provides logolgoys with much of its fodder.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
"The Demon Championship,"
Word Ways: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol7/iss4/2