Saturday, December 29, 2007

Just for laughs !

"Happy New Year" to David and Joanne...cheers and thanks for the laughs you bring us... !

Now many of us have been affected by European laws but this latest one may have escaped some of you. The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German., which was the alternative.

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 will be known as ‘Euro-English’.

In the first year, ‘s’ will replace the soft ‘c’ . Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants very happy. The hard ‘c’ will be dropped in favour of ‘k’ and this should klear up confusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

We expext that 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 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 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 be dropd.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to step such as replasing ‘th’ with ‘z’ and ‘w’ with ‘v’. During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary ‘o’ kan be dropd from vordskontaining ‘ou’

.....and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrinun 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.

*courtesy of Home Thoughts from Dubai-by David McGee's fun corner.


Tehsin Mukhtar said...

Zat vas reily funny! Betui ka?

shanghaistephen said...

Dear tehsin,
I've met David here in KL when he was last down for a bussiness meeting ...really "hyper" Irishman and the things he can come up with !!!...a real live-wire and never a dull moment with him around and NO...that piece was a joke taken taken from his "fun corner" of his serious the email address on my post...take a read...very informative for anyone visiting or investing in Dubai !