Yesterday, as I was walking through one of the city malls, I came across a gigantic poster-presentation about the planet. One had an English caption that said:
"Earth at Neight"
And I thought, "Well, duh! That totally makes sense!"
Just like it makes way more sense to write "fein" instead of "fine." Or HEIDI instead of HIEDIE.
Or, how I never want c's to make k-sounds now. It's so much more logikal, for example, to write "aktually." And while we're at it, let's just do away with the whole double-l thing because that's just over-the-top. Aktualy. Maybe even: Aktualie. Yeah, I like that second one better.
Zoo should be "Suu" or something like it--it is in my head now anyway. And now, instead of "So" I want to write "Zo" for reasons that are actually too complicated to go into at the moment.
I bring this up for two reasons. 1) This FRIEK OUT poster is beautiful unto my soul and 2) when we made our grocery list this week, I found myself writing, "Zucker" instead of "Sugar" and "Apfel" instead of "Apple" and "Milch" instead of "Milk"...
The language assimilation...It has begun...
Turns out I did that whole "spelling bee" thing back in the day fur no gut riesun.