You’re going to feel like ninth-graders when viewing this. Sorry…my lecture switch got flipped, and I fell back into a comfortable groove. 🙂 Enjoy!

Chris Friend’s Video Response (Link opens in a new window, as I refuse to use YouTube. Sorry.)

I also have two rather random thoughts I’d like to share. The first is a thought that occurred to me in the middle of “The Readies”, upon getting overwhelmed by his whimsical writing style: I think I need some weed to read the Readies by the bumbling boisterous babbling Bob Brown. The rabble-rouser rambles his rambunctious retort as private play that I may perchance by happenstance be privy to someday.

And finally, on the subject of condensed spelling for saving space, I refer the reader to a letter sent by M.J. Shields to The Economist, with his plan for spelling reform:

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter c would be dropped to be replased either by k or s, and likewise x would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which c would be retained would be the ch formation, which will be dealt with later.

Year 2 might reform w spelling, so that which and one would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish y replasing it with i and Iear 4 might fiks the g/j anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.

Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez c, y and x — bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez — tu riplais ch, sh, and th rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.