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Fixing the problems in America requires new thinking and new methods of action, new processes and new organization. People resent the elected offical as master, but until recently have simply grumbled. Many are beginning to find their voice as they join the web. Day by day the processes of reporting, vetting, investigating, refuting or simply commenting expand in scope and detail (quite a trick, that) and ease of availability. It is a tool of fantastic organizational capability. And now it fits in the palm of your hand. And it is changing the national language.

Consider the above. My daughter-in-law would send that paragraph thusly:

fxng probs n US rqrs nw thkng & nw mthds of akshn nw procs & nw org. pple rsnt elec offl as mstr but untl rcntly hav smply grumbld. mny begnng fnd voyc as jn web. d-b-d procs of rptng vettng investgtng rfutng or smpl cmmntng xpnd scp & dtl (wow trick) & ez avail. tul of fantic org capblty. fits hand. iz chnging natl lang.

See? 7 lines of English expressed in 4 lines of daughter-in--law-eze.

It's difficult to get familiar with all the wrdz, but her friends helped and she attained mastery in an hour or so.

Anyway, I think Democrats could put this efficient and fast language to very good use. Republicans are sure to suspect secret code, and they'll apply algorithm after algorithm, consult dead languages and expert Republican consuting firms and think tanks. At some point they'll be pwned and  Democracy will have conquered the world.

Remember now, no dictionaries and no thesaurus are to be printed. Friend helps friend until a global network of concensus is reached (don't text Republicans). With our new language we can plot the demise of the evil ones right under their noses.

Um, yul hv to cnt me out. Im 50 & cnt rd or unerstn my d-n-law. My 3-year-old grand-daughter translated the foreign-language sections for me (thank-you, Erin).

And I have no idea what "rfd" means.

Originally posted to xysrl on Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 01:07 PM PDT.

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