Re: Sincerest Apology to John P.

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Mon, 22 Apr 1996 13:24:24 -0600

On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, John Pastore wrote:

> PS: Your English, by the way, is excelent. Mine has been
> deteriorating for cuite some time. I've been down here so long, I
> start droping double leters like: 'll'. I start writing 'f' in place
> of 'ph', and put 'c' in place of 't' in sufixes like 'tion'. And,
> the few times I notice, I don't care: I convince myself that I'm just
> developing a new speling norm for English. And I'm still upset with
> the internet that you have to have English keyboards. I really miss
> those upside-down exclamacion points.
George Bernard Shaw vigorously argued for reform of English spelling
conventions (obviously without much success). I always appreciated his
spelling of a common English world as follows:


(correct pronunciation to follow in a later post)

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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