we, or should we not join the Single European W.
trisyllabic English W is costing the nation dear, especially
in the utterance of web addresses. Every time we say 'Double-u
Double-U Double-U', we waste approximately 2 seconds
compared with the economy of saying three German W's
-vay vay vay.
pace is gathering for the launch of the single European W.
The French, always keen to jump on the German bandwagon,
are ready to ditch their double-ve in favour of the simple
Government is certainly sympathetic to the concept of
the Single European W but has yet to come out unequivocally
in favour of it.
new American President's unilateral devaluation of the
US Double-U to a disyllabic Dubya, has however, introduced
an extra option for Britain. By aligning our W with the US Dubya,
we could cut our www to six syllables, thus saving the equivalent
of a whole Double-U and at a stroke eliminating the gains given
by the German third vay.