Ah that’s more like it. Photo: Lee Jordan
Someone must put a stop to the global domination of the English language. Its position is unjustified—English is not beautiful to hear, nor is it an easy tongue to learn. Everyone thinks that Russian, for instance, is difficult—but it operates on a “see it, say it” principle where you sound out every letter in a word. Try doing that with “cough” or “laugh.” Even Americans struggle to ask the way to Leicester Square.
It is high time, then, for revolyutsiya. (See, that was easy to pronounce, wasn’t it? Not a silent vowel…
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