You demonstrate the extent to which a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Roosevelt never attempted to make phonetic spelling the law,
The President cannot make "the law"
but he is the executive dept. and has power
to tell federal employees what to do.
That is what executive orders r about.
It does not appear that he enforced his order.
Perhaps Congress stopped him, as I had been informed.
and Congress was not involved in what was basically a case of the employees
of the Federal government ignoring something they considered silly.
U say that Congress was not involved.
I read somewhere that it was.
Research it if u feel like it.
I m not gonna bother.
That 's Y I said it.
It is hilarious to see you call me a conservative, though--quite entertaining,
No. I 'm limiting my attention to English,
especially coming from someone with an unhealthy obsessional fixation on fire arms who usually rants at me for being in the grip of liberal delusions.
Your nonsense about spelling the word "they" as "thay" is bootless because it assumes that people who use the Roman alphabet
except to admire Spanish cleverness in pronouncing
their words as thay spell them,
so that spelling comes as naturally as digesting their food.
see the letter "a" and automatically ascribe to it the "long a" sound.
I use short " a "s too; as in " what has that cat sat on ? "
That is not only not true of all people who use the Roman alphabet,
I 'm limiting my attention to a better way
of spelling English.
Technically, u r correct,
it is not even true of all native speakers of English. You claim "2" can't be used for the word "too" because it could be confused for "to" or "two"--and yet you use "u" for the word "you," even though it could be confused for "yew"
but we have so little need of referring to yew,
beyond the context of archery, that it is negligible.
How can it possibly be conceit
or simply the indication of the letter "u." Your allegedly more efficiently and logical spelling is no such thing,
it is simply a conceit, and a simple-minded conceit, at that.
within a context of anonymity ?
I merely wish to popularize a better way.
( Your attempt to read my mind was not successful. )