Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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who needs how to spell with this mad idea
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while i was struggling how to spell a word today i thought about a way to solve my problem of not being able to spell and it is simple. All you have to do is get a dictionary and number all of the wordsstarting with the first being number 1 and so on and so forth until all the words has a number and then you trans lateall of your numbers into other landagues (sry for the bad spelling) and this will get you a universal landague that nobody would understand but those that have your numbered dictionaries which also means your going to make billions selling a copy to every person in the world (or as many as you can) and this can then lead to other things such as you could probably by a country and an army leading to your take over of the planet. Once you have taken over the world you can make this landague the 1 and only landague world wide and you can keep this for 5-10 years whilst people get used to the idea and after that time you can then replace names with numbers so no one would have to speak a word except zero to nine. Then you wait another 20 years and convert all the numbers back to words using an old dictionary and you can then sell people all over the world with these new dictionaries getting you very rich indeed and you would be ruler of the planet so no one could complain as what ever you did you could force others to do the same by making everthing else illegal. Thus you would become insanly powerful and be very popular and an undeniable leader of humanity (hitler in Germany on a world wide scale)
ice, Sep 10 2001

Jim Reeds: Commercial Telegraphic Code Books http://www.research...eeds/codebooks.html
If we ignore the "take over the world" drivel for a second, you're only about 100 years late. In the age of telegraphs, people did indeed compile and sell code books (to save money when exchanging messages). The codes were not numbers, but nonsense words (or sometimes real words - words in a dictionary were sometimes cheaper to send via telegraph than random groups of letters.) [jutta, Sep 10 2001]

The Victorian Internet http://www.amazon.c...25171698/halfbakery
Everything I know about telegraphs I learned from this book. [jutta, Sep 10 2001]


       Baked. We already have spelling.
Jim, Sep 10 2001

       Well, we all have it, but some of us appear to use it in different ways.
Jim, Sep 10 2001

       This is an excellent, excellent idea. Unfortunately, for technical reasons unrelated to the merit of this idea, I must give it a fishbone.   

       Rest assured, however, that I wish you the very best of luck with your plan to translate all the world's languages into numbers and purchase the world with the proceeds from the dictionary sales.
ConsultingDetective, Jan 30 2004


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