Faithful readers of SpecGram will be familiar with the exploits, real and imagined, of the Γραμματο-
At the same time, we are quite friendly with the Board of Headships of The Original English Movement
Naturally, we contacted our liaisons in these two groups when we heard the recent news concerning the de-criminalization of Q in Turkish. The ΓΧ, often reticent to admit to their exploits until they are well entrenched, claimed no responsibility. In this case, their protestations seem genuine, because they expressed admiration for the change, and lamented, “Why didn’t we think of that!”
The OEM headship we contacted expressed concern at the change, and announced the newly formed Original Turkish Movement to combat the threat to the orthographic purity of Turkish. We have since heard that, after learning a bit more about the history of Turkish orthography, the nacent organization has split into the anti-Q Original Turkish Movement and the pro–
Though we have little contact with the NLRa͡c, we’re sure their heads are spinning at this development; Turkish is so dear to their hearts.
We live in interesting times, to be sure.