North Wales Gliding Club

Harmonization of air law by the EU (!)

With thanks to John Farley for pointing out this little gem.

The following agreement has been reached to enable owners of European manufactured gliders to read their manuals. 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 years "S" will be used instead of the soft "C". Sertaintly, sivil servants will reseive 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" kanbe droped from vords kontaining 'ou' and similiar changes vud of kors be aplied to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer wil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi,tu understand ech ozer.

Ze drem vil finali kum tru!