English is a messed up language.



  • This is slightly unrelated, well rather unrelated (though they do have a section about greek/latin!) to Cythera:

    Euro English

    Here it is - the latest news from Europe. The News Standard has received this bulletin fresh from our Brussels-based hack:

    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 enthusiasm 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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    (url="http://"http://www.voiceone.com/html/onics.html")Here's a whole website of that stuff(/url), varying jokes (and horrible analogies for people like Ody).
    Warning : Some content may be unsuitable for some people, several sections have 'unappropriate' language and implications, but those sections are mostly clearly labelled (you can figure out the bad content by the title).

    You have been warned. Otherwise, enjoy. :)

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    (This message has been edited by Avatara (edited 04-06-2003).)



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    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **(and horrible analogies for people like Ody).

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    Well Ty, you've convinced me it's time to share some truly horrible analogies I've collected over the years...
    Note: These analogies were actually used in pieces of writing. :D
    "The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling call wouldn't."

    "McBride fell two stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag filled with vegetable soup."

    "Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center."

    "Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:50 p.m. at a speed of 5 mph."

    "The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can."

    "They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth."

    "The thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play."

    "His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free."

    And my personal favorite:
    "John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met."

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    (This message has been edited by idiotSavant (edited 04-07-2003).)



  • Someone in TOK today attempted to use: "The US invading Iraq because we don't like their weapons of mass destruction is like Iraq invading the US because they don't like white people."

    Didn't work out too well. ;)

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    (This message has been edited by Avatara (edited 04-07-2003).)



  • So they're saying the US is predjudiced against weapons of mass destruction? That's absurd, some of its best freinds are weapons of mass destruction! ;)

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    #include <stdio.h>
    main(void){char a(22) = {0x4a,0x75,0x73,0x74,' ',0x61,0x6e,0x6f,0x74,0x68,0x65,0x72,' ',0x43,' ',0x68,0x61,0x63,0x6b};int b;for (b = 0;b < 23;printf("%c",a(b)),b++){};printf("...n");}
    /* Not just for perl. */



  • amen

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  • Phonetic alphabets are so much simpler, нет?

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    Originally posted by Pallas Athene:
    **Phonetic alphabets are so much simpler, ????

    **

    Sweet! How'd you get Russian fonts to work over UBB?

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    Originally posted by Pallas Athene:
    **Phonetic alphabets are so much simpler, ????

    **

    OK, I'm scared now. How the heck did you do that?

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    Originally posted by Pallas Athene:
    **Phonetic alphabets are so much simpler, ????

    **

    You know, andrew really doesn't like it when the boards get hacked, if that's what you did.

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  • I doubt he hacked it, maybe hes just speical.

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    Originally posted by Big Joe:
    **You know, andrew really doesn't like it when the boards get hacked, if that's what you did.
    **

    Not at all. If you go to System Prefs - > International -> Input Menu, you can add in the Russian keyboard. I switched to it, and typed in Russian... apparently, it worked (I wasn't actually expecting it to). I suppose when Camino sends the text, it must enclose the Russian in special "Russian indicators" or something, and UBB seems to preserve them.

    Да свидания! (If that's correct...)

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    Originally posted by Pallas Athene:
    **Not at all. If you go to System Prefs - > International -> Input Menu, you can add in the Russian keyboard. I switched to it, and typed in Russian... apparently, it worked (I wasn't actually expecting it to). I suppose when Camino sends the text, it must enclose the Russian in special "Russian indicators" or something, and UBB seems to preserve them.
    **

    Weird, I can't get it to work on my computer... What version of osX do you run?

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    ?? ????????! (If that's correct...)
    **

    Almost, it is all correct, except the second letter is an "o" not an "a". :)

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    Originally posted by Zephrex:
    Weird, I can't get it to work on my computer... What version of osX do you run?

    I'm running 10.2. Does it not have Russian in the list? I don't think it did before I upgraded to Jaguar.

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    (B)Almost, it is all correct, except the second letter is an "o" not an "a". :)


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