Perhaps I am being slightly non-PC, but I occasionally
assert that many people from Eastern European countries with
badly transliterated names are suffering from a vowel
deficiency. The alleged ringleader of the recent
terrorist attacks in Algeria, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, sports the
nom de guerre "Laaouar," which means (they say) "The
One-Eyed." I have never seen a word or even a name
with that many vowels in row. A modest suggestion,
offered with the hope that he won't be needing them much
longer: Why not donate them to the vowel-deprived of
Poland and Serbia?
Is "sequoia" the only English word with all the vowels?
That's pretty much it for vowels. Short blog today!