21 Oct 2011

And Then I Thought, Let's Get Over There….

I'm still flat out like a lizard drinking but as it's Thursday – what? Friday, I thought I'd share this wot I was pointed to by a few other Bloggers. What can I say? Nearly missed it; I need to get over there and get him signed before that big vote on Monday…

Lib DEm Referendum

If you want, clicking him will make it come biggish.

I'm back but, Damn!! The sites down – must be heavy traffic. Say what? It's been taken down? They've changed their minds? Can they do that? Yes? Ah well, no surprise there then.

A quick note about the digging and similar I'm in about. After day one I was quite proud of progress and the fact I'd survived the day without cutting any toes off with the spade and, more importantly, hadn't had a heart attack.

The bummer was when I flopped in front of the TV, switched on the news and was confronted with this hundred year old guy who'd just completed the Toronto Marathon. On the plus side, for me, he didn't win, but he wasn't last either and finished ahead of five others. Gimme a break!!

Anyhoo, it kind of put my aches in their place. More to come – pain that is.

Quote; ?? {It's an oldie but a goody.}

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, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).

In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c”. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard “c” will be replaced with “k”. Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik emthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced by “f”. This will make words like “fotograf” 20 per sent shorter.

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 enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” by z” and “w” by v

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd 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 sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.

Ze drem vil finali kum tru!

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