tisdag 31 maj 2011


Moved my office at work and sometimes you find some strange stuff. Found this document. At least a little bit fun. :-D


The European Commission has just announced an agreement that English will be the official language of the EU – rather than German (the other possibility).

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling has some room for improvement, and has accepted a 5-year phase-in of the new rules, which would apply to the language and reclassify it as EuroEnglish. The agreed plan is as follows:

In year 1, the soft ‘c’ would be replaced with ‘s’. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. Also, the hard ‘c’ will be replased with ‘k’. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan now have one less letter.
There will be growing public enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome ‘ph’ is replased by ‘f’. This will reduse ‘fotograf’ by 20%!
In the third 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 all double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling! Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent ‘e’s in the language is disgrasful and wil be glad to eliminat them.
By year four, people wil be reseptiv to lingwistik korektions, such as replasing ‘th’ with ‘z’ and ‘w’ with ‘v’(thus saving more keyboard spas!).
During ze fifz year, ze unesesary ‘o’ kan be droped from vords kontaining ‘ou’ and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.
After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibil riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis, and evriun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer.

Ve vil hav konkerd ze verld!
And hobbystuff? No updates yet. Sorry, no time. Hope won't die, but, well, there is so much else that I must do and the rest of the family is more important than I am. And I try to repair the relationship with the missus (she broke up twice with very harsh words just in May). She needs me, that's why I stay. So, sorry. No happy updates for now, but hope is hard to kill. :-D

2 kommentarer:

  1. That document is pretty funny.

    But look at Kreyol Ayisyen, Creole Haitien where they did just that type of 'sensible' change, since French orthography seemed too difficult, and thus they rendered themselves completely illiterate in French.

  2. Are you sure about that EuroEnglish? At the end it sounds more like EuroSwedish to me :-D I don't understand a word of it ;-)

    Great fun that letter!