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Thread poster: Barbara Østergaard

Barbara Østergaard
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Oct 25, 2003

Subject: New official language in The European Commission

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would be known as 'Euro-English'.

In the first year the soft 'c' will be replaced. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favor of the 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one letter less.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' will be replased by the 'f'. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expkted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double leters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also al wil agre that the horible mes of the selent 'e' in the languag is disgraseful and it should go away. By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptive to steps such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' wiz 'v'. During ze fifz yer ze unesesary 'o' can be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After ziz fifz yer ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor truble or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu onderstand ech ozer.


And zen vi vil take over ze vorld

Auf wiedersehen!!!

God weekendicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2003-10-25 13:29]


Local time: 16:45
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Funny Oct 25, 2003

Den er sjov. Lige et sekund troede, det var alvorligt ment, men det gik over!!!:-)
Virkelig god weekendunderholdning. Tak og god weekend.


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Tak! Jeg har ledet længe efter den! Oct 27, 2003

Jeg har set den før, og fik den ikke' saved' ordentlig.

Morskabet er holdbart! Så tak igen...

Christine A


nordiste  Identity Verified
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See the Special forum Oct 27, 2003

You should have a look at this post

it's more or less the same story ...


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