English is Dumb… er, Dum!

Last week, we had an article about how a British Academic wanted to reform the English language using a phonetic approach. Unsurprisingly, the whole thing brought quite a stir in the comments section, with some people agreeing, and others disagreeing with the proposal.

So when I stumbled on this video today, I immediately thought of all of you who were fighting to determine if a reform was actually in order. Check it out.

Believe it or not, the man you just saw is 103 years old. His name is Ed Rondthaler and he used to be President of the American Literacy Council. He makes quite a point of showing why the English language needs to be reformed, but the question is, do you agree with him? Let us know, along with any commentary that you feel may be relevant to the issue, in the comments section.

[Via Neatorama]