Red Corner: Balkan Vowel Drop

Having just returned from the Balkans, I couldn’t help but think of a certain Onion article every time I passed a street sign or, for that matter, anything written at all!

The article I reference is, of course, the legendary satirical, Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia: Cities of Sjlbvdnzv, Grzny to Be First Recipients.

I laughed like hell when I first ran across this article because it brought back bad memories of trying to pronounce my first vowel-less city in the mid-1990s: Krk, Croatia.

Take a moment to read how Operation Vowel Storm was to drop “75,000 vowels to the war-torn region of Bosnia” so that residents like Grg Hmphrs could lead a normal life as George Humphries.