Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/30

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Subject: [Leica] New EU Language!
From: nickbroberts at (Nick Roberts)
Date: Tue May 30 10:13:12 2006

I think I've lost count of the number of times I've
seen this over the last 15-20 years. Still raises a
chuckle, though.


--- Joe Leung <> wrote:

> Is this true? If so, how would Leica (on topic) be
> spelled?
> 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".
> 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 speling.
> Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent
> "e" in the languag is
> disgrasful and it should go away.
> 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.
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