The ELCC gets a xero – RIP letter ‘Z’

I’ve heard stupid things before, but this is outrageously stupid… The English Language Central Commission has decided to scrap the letter z from the alphabet.

This screws things up entirely… recite the alphabet and you realize the tunes all gone!!!

Their reason  –

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.

Come on this is no way going to unify the spellings… americans are still going to use ‘color’ instead of ‘colour’ and ‘gray’ instead of ‘grey’… how are you going to fix that?

and what about all the words using ‘Z’???

letter Z

Words using the actual Z sound will be replaced with x … that means

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

Words using ‘z’ with the ‘s’ sound, will now be written with the “s” (apparently this unifies the American and British spelling)

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

The second category is fine to me, but the first one… so does buzzer become buxxer???

Talk about how new keyboards will be made that ought to be real messed up!!!

So come June 1st and the letter Z disappears…But i have feeling that this is just going to be official,people will continue to use Z and keyboards will have z for years to come!!!

RIP letter ‘Z’


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