Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

is this a joke?

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM
  • 25 Replies

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-letter-z-will-be-removed-from-the-english-alphabet/

The Letter “Z” Will Be Removed from the English Alphabet

Surprising as it sounds, it looks like the English alphabet will be losing one of its letters on June 1st. The announcement came from the English Language Central Commission (ELCC).

Here is a quote from the press release:

After carefully considering and debating the matter for over two years, the ELCC came to the conclusion that the letter “Z” should be removed from the English alphabet. The main objective of this change is to simplify the phonetic aspect of the language, and to unify the American and British spellings.

What will happen to the words that have the letter “z” in them? It depends on the word. According to the ELCC, words that started with a “z” will now start with an “x”. Examples include:

  • zero becomes xero
  • zoo becomes xoo
  • zone becomes xone
  • zodiac becomes xodiac

Words that featured a “z” with the “s” sound, on the other hand, will now be officially written with the “s” (i.e., unifying the American and British spelling). Examples include:

  • visualize becomes visualise
  • analyze becomes analyse
  • materialize becomes materialise

What do you think about this change? Will it really simplify the English language, or will it make things more confusing?


Graphic made By: AV Graphix

by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
MOMby19
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM

lol. it has to be.

klynn80
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM

hmm, think about what today is.

zoiezmom
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
haha, if not i feel bad for my daughter, her name is zoie,not xoie.
NikiAnne
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Considering today's date, I'd say it's a joke =)

annie610
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

DUH.....

NikiAnne
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM


Quoting zoiezmom:

haha, if not i feel bad for my daughter, her name is zoie,not xoie.

Yeah, I have two cousins who will end up as xane and xerick, lol =)

RmeWifey01
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:32 PM

It's gotta be a joke. Today is April 1st. lol

luv_my_xiya
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

 def a joke...dds name is xiya so it wouldnt matter anyway, lol

MBargie
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM

 I'd say it's an April Fools prank. Just like the Topeka & Google switching names one.

zoiezmom
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 1:33 PM
I know what day it is..duh come on people
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)