Rohit Khare (
Thu, 15 Feb 96 14:04:37 -0500

[If this is old, mea culpa. I got it new from a reliable source]


Cities of Sjlbvdnzv, Grzny to Be First Recipients

WASHINGTON -- Before an emergency joint session of Congress yesterday,
President Clinton announced U.S. plans to deploy over 75,000 vowels to the
war-torn region of Bosnia. The deployment, the largest of its kind in
American history, will provide the region with the critically needed letters
A, E, I, O and U, and is hoped to render countless Bosnian names more
"For six years, we have stood by while names like Ygrjvslhv and Tzlynhr
and Glrm have been horribly butchered by millions around the world," Clinton
said. "Today, the United States must finally stand up and say, 'Enough.' It
is time the people of Bosnia finally had some vowels in their
incomprehensible words. The U.S. is proud to lead the crusade in this noble
The deployment, dubbed Operation Vowel Movement by the State Department
, is set for early next week, with the Adriatic port cities of Sjlbvdnzv and
Grzny slated to be the first recipients. Two C-130 transport planes, each
carrying over 500 24-count boxes of E's, will fly from Andrews Air Force
Base across the Atlantic and air-drop the letters over the cities.
Citizens of Grzny and Sjlbvdnzv eagerly await the arrival of the vowels
"My God, I do not think we can last another day," Trszg Grzdnjkln, 44,
said. "I have six children and none of them has a name that is
understandable to me or to anyone else. Mr. Clinton, please send my poor,
wretched family just one 'E.' Please."
Said Sjlbvdnzv resident Grg Hmphrs, 67: "With just a few key letters, I
could be George Humphries. This is my dream."
The airdrop represents the largest deployment of any letter to a
foreign country since 1984. During the summer of that year, the U.S. shipped
92,000 consonants to Ethiopia, providing cities like Ouaouoaua, Eaoiiuae,
and Aao with vital, life-giving supplies of L's, S's and T's.