>If you want standardised spelling, there's Esperanto ;-) But don't
>even consider chopping English off at the knees! If there's a need for
>some kind of Basic Language, fine. Call it that. Call it whatever. But
>don't pretend to remove all traces of its history and development, all
>its scars and tics and foibles, and then pretend to serve back
>something called `English' ... ;-)
Hear, hear. Well said, i' faith.