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THE MISSING DOTS
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1.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 06 Mar 2008 Thu 08:37 am

"....... In escalating discomfort, Abed turned to his friend only to find him this time making huge holes in the napkin with his fountain pen.

"What the hell are you doing now?"

"I am putting the dots of my name back to their places," groaned the other guy, peering desolately at the cobalt ink

spots spinning upon the letters of his name, each dot dissolving softly on the napkin, getting bigger as it disintegrated, as if to prove that one way of becoming more visible to the eyes of others in this life was to get as far as possible from your innermost seed: . . . .

When you leave your homeland behind, they say, you have to renounce at least one part of you. If that was the case, Ömer knew exactly what he had left behind: his dots!

Back in Turkey, he used to be ÖMER ÖZSİPAHİOĞLU.
Here in America, he had become an OMAR OZSIPAHIOGLU.

His dots were excluded for him to be better included...."

2.       CarlaCox
69 posts
 06 Mar 2008 Thu 10:13 am

Well at least the spelling without dots made it possible for the Americans to pronounce his name ...or? If America in fact was a part of Europe (as Mr Bush said in an interview) I'm not so sure that the joke below would be just a joke...

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 Euro English (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 enkourage 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.

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 b no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

3.       lady in red
6947 posts
 06 Mar 2008 Thu 10:20 am

Seen that before but it still makes me laugh!!

4.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 02:02 am

A great nationalist post, totally wasted on TCL members.

5.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 03:12 am

Quoting AlphaF:

A great nationalist post, totally wasted on TCL members.



But the question is . . better for who?

6.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 04:28 am

Are you hiding my dots again, PT?

7.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 04:46 am

Quoting AlphaF:

Are you hiding my dots again, PT?



DOTS . . . This is where you will work when you take up your post in the USA

Department Of Typographical Spots

Tell no one . . . sshhhh

8.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 04:52 am

Nothing contraversial tonight, PT?
Everybody getting politer each day! Are they all taking after you or what?

9.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 04:57 am

Quoting AlphaF:

Nothing contraversial tonight, PT?
Everybody getting politer each day! Are they all taking after you or what?



ssshhhh . . . . zay arrr on a meeeeession
I send zem to look for zee dots . . .

10.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 04:57 am

Well ! I will just go and get my beauty sleep then .

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