I have perpetuated a sinister plot on the pages of this blog and it is time to come clean.
Around the world, passionate people are vigorously protesting, blocking traffic and breaking windows while attempting to promote many different causes. Today I feel obliged to tell you that I have joined them.
While they may carry signs, chant simplistic slogans or even fire guns, my protest stands on the power of one written word. Drastic times call for strange measures.
How did it come to this?
The English language can be complicated, illogical and downright frustrating even before any attempt at spelling where real confusion awaits. The time has come to take action against this travesty. With this blog post I am officially launching a one-person, one-word crusade to simplify the spelling of the English language.
There were many options available but I have chosen the word thoughts to carry the torch in this worthy crusade. Observant readers of my blog have noticed that I have been shortening the spelling to thots on these pages. It is a simple, powerful change that results in 38% less letters and 100% more common sense.
It is my sincere, but faint, hope that I will gradually win the hearts and minds of writers and eventually a tsunami of people around the world will join me in simplifying the English language. And it all starts with one word and a devious blog plot that went public today.
Will you join me? I’d appreciate your thots.