This is not that new/s, but perhaps some of you haven't heard of it yet, if not, then please excuse me.
The Germans wrote:
The European Commission has just announced an
agreement whereby English will be the official
language of the European Union rather than German,
which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government
conceded that English spelling had some room for
improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan
that would become known as "Euro-English" . This would
bring it closer to German.
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".
Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with
joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k".
This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have
one less letter. There will be growing publik
enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome
"ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words
like fotograf 20% shorter.
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling
kan be expekted to reach the stage where more
komplikated changes are possible!
Governments will enkourage the removal of double
letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate
Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
"e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go
By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as
replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from
vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil
hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.
Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil
find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united
urop vil finali kum tru.
Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German
like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.
I lik ziz.
Lol, very good.
Gave me the same feeling I get when I'm handed a very long and tedious form to fill out; dreadful... and is this for real (OMG). lol.
It does become apparent down the list. Funny.
Lest anyone think this is a new piece, here's the original from Mark Twain:
Comments have been closed since this content was published more than 30 days ago, but if you'd like to continue the conversation, please create a new thread in our Forums, or Contact Us and let us know.