Good question! So many of my students ask me this. Why do we have a ‘gh’ in the word ‘thought’ or ‘ph’ in ‘photography’?

There are many different reasons and you have to look at British history to understand it. Hopefully, this handy video will help you a little…

Also, here’s a piece of trivia for you – a ‘Paddy Wagon’ is another name for a police van in the US. But where does the name come from? Drop me an email if you know the answer at