|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 13, 2001, 9:39|
Kou eskrë »
> Rechtscheibreformen be damned!
> Vive le ess-tset!
Now, why did my German teacher (the same one who omitted to tell us about
'sibling') call it the 'scharfes-s'?
I have a German friend who has lived in England for the last 30 years or so.
I recently found myself trying to explain the spelling reform to her,
despite the fact that all I can remember are the following two rules:
1. Only use the ess-zett after a long vowel. Or something.
2. There's no 'h' in Kangaroo.
Not that I'm completely opposed to spelling reform: I've done it to Jameld
once or twice (each time, it was no more destructive than the German
Rechtschreibreformen though). Just don't reform English, OK? Speling is one
of the few fings I'm good at. <g>
Hey, there's a suggestion: n v abrvtd spln u r usn, cd u nt uz 'v' fr /D/ n
'f' f /T/? S2RE spln!
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