Friday, June 16, 2006

From: My friends across the pond

You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know. ~~ Oscar Wilde

The post I had started for today got usurped when I received the same e-mail from four of my friends regarding the post they read on June 3rd. So I am going to go with the flow and post it.

Dear Raggedy,

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 second 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 sensibl 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.

In case you don't get this last line . I did a translation to english for those who need it.
(The dream of a united europe will finally come true. And after the fifth year we will all be speaking German like they wanted in the first place.)

Hello, Daag, Knuffles, Hugs, and KOTC to all my friends and family.
All my Love, Raggedy
(Da Cat)



Blogger Cliff said...

Funny stuff Raggedy. Some folks have too much time on their hands.

June 16, 2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

I bought one of them correspondence course thangs with tapes to help me learn conversational German:

It madden mine computen machzinen to vaporize midde spitzensparken undt poofen das kaput, undt I recognizen das ist gefallen go boomen.

It didn't work..

June 16, 2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Mks sns t m.

June 16, 2006 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OM THAT IS A SCREAM! I feel like I'm reading a bit of dutch and german!! BAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Speaking of German....I will be there tomorrow!! WOO HOO!

June 16, 2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger cube said...

This is a joke, reicht? OMG, now you've got me doing it!

June 16, 2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Raggedy, You are great. I know I can find a smile here but first I have to figure out what it was I read. :)

BTW, I also wanted to make certain to say a special thank you for the part you played in making my B-day special yesterday. If yesterday is any indication I know this is going to be one of the best years yet. I am so glad our path crossed and you will now be one of my friends.

June 16, 2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger EV said...

“I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.” - Mark Twain

June 16, 2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Walker said...


Dieses war sehr lustig

Gezz I hope that was right.
You started off my weekend holiday with a laugh.
Only in Europe.

Haben Sie ein nettes Wochenende

June 16, 2006 11:54 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Zat vill be vunderful!

Happy Weekend to you!!

June 17, 2006 1:08 AM  

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