The new Kalifornia governor has just announced an *agreement whereby
English will be the official language of the state, rather than German,
which was also considered.

As part of the negotiations, The Terminator\'s government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year
phase-in plan that would become known as \"Euro-English\" (or, if nobody
will be offended, \"Euronics\").

In the first year, \"s\" will replace the soft \"c\". *Sertainly, this
will make English easier for sivil servants, many of whom don\'t seem to
speak it.

The *hard \"c\" will be dropped in favor of the \"k\". This should klear
up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter, saving Kalifornia
taxpayers millions and redusing the defisit. *

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the
troublesome \"ph\" will be replaced with the \"f\". This will make words
like \'fotograf'20% shorter.

In the 3rd 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
horibl mes of the silent \"e\" in the languag is disgrasful and it should
go away.

By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing \"th\"
with \"z\" and \"w\" with \"v\".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary \"o\" kan be dropd from vords kontaining
\"ou.\"

And after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be
no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech
oza. *Ze drem of a universal langvich for Kalifornia vil finali kum
tru.