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To debate this eternally consequential dilemma (I mean, Johnson or Trump? Trump or HillBill is considered only by the likes of Taki “libertarians.” If any) – or listen to others debating it for you, please click on “Play” below

Link via American Rattlesnake – thank you, Gerard! – and here’s my impression below the cut:

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Boris and Clittary

Не то, что вы подумали.

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For Erica,

with sympathy:

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

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As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

[Link. researched after coming across here.]

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Величина удельного остервенения на квадратный сантиметр пространства

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Rainy Sunday

Too lazy today to go through my weekend checklist; there are some days you just give in to sloth.
Сырники  and my plum jam for breakfast (and then again for brunch…), finishing the long-winded French novel, for once competently translated (y Hoyt Rogers)- all those strange turns of phrase and endless sentimental passages  reasonable enough for the premise and the story to be believable, to relay the fragrance and tone of time.

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Schwarzwald Clock

Пост по ссылке напомнил мне прекрасное место из ремарковской книги “Тени в раю”.

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Миррский карнавал

М.A. Шапиро .
[Сайт.]

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