An interesting commentary of some of the strange spelling constructs in American English. Many of these strange constructs have bedeviled spellers (and me) for many years.
The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British and American government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement. Consequently, they have adopted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as European English (Euro for short). In the first year, â€œsâ€ will be used instead of the soft â€œc.â€
Sertainly sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also the hard â€œcâ€ will be replased with â€œk.â€ Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the second year, when the troublesome â€œphâ€ will be replased by â€œf.â€ This will make words like â€œfotografâ€ 20 persent shorter.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will encourage the removal of double leters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent â€œeâ€s in the languag is disgrasful and they woud go. By the fourth year peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing â€œthâ€ by â€œzâ€ and â€œwâ€ by â€œv.â€ During ze fifz yer, ze unesasary â€œoâ€ kan be droped from vords containing â€œouâ€, and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinatins of leters.
Und after ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German lik zey vonted in ze first plas.