House Passes Bill to Eliminate Silent Letters
In what started out as a measure to eliminate all foreign words from the English Language, the House today passed a bill that would eliminate all silent letters.
“If we don’t pronounce it, we shouldn’t have to write it.” one staffer explained. The advent of social media, especially forums like Twitter, has demonstrated that people can communicate effectively using fewer letters. Fewer letters saves time and money. Businesses can communicate more rapidly, thereby increasing profits.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to receive some opposition from the few die-hard conservatives who know how to spell. Concerns have already been raised over the issue of school textbooks, and it’s likely the Senate will seek to amend the bill to allow its implementation to be phased in over the next few years, to allow textbook makers the time to revise their editions to comport with the new spelling mandate.
Should this bill pass the Senate and be signed into law, House Republicans intend to introduce a measure to eliminate synonyms.