Monday, November 17, 2003

Fast Breaking News

this fast-breaking news report just in from Cullen!


The New California Governor has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the state, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, The Terminator's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a

5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Austro-English" (or, perhaps even better, "Austrionics".).

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 the "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 the "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 peopl 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 sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis und evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Governor Schwarzenegger also plans to reduce the deficit by eliminating administrative costs. One method is to combine the Department of Fish and Game with the Highway Patrol under one leader. The merged agency will be known as Fish & Chips

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