1931: Towards the end of a visit to the Soviet Union, George Bernard Shaw met Joseph Stalin. Shaw told Stalin that, as a Marxist, he had found nothing to criticize during his visit, but as a man in his seventies he had found the banquets too long and the church pews too short.
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1949: In March, Mont Follick introduced a bill into the British parliament to rationalise the spelling of English. George Bernard Shaw, the Simplified Spelling Society and others had long advocated a simple, logical and consistent spelling system. Follick proposed the adoption of reformed spelling first in schools and then in government publications and later in general use. Despite considerable parliamentary support, Follick’s measure was opposed by the government and at the end of the debate it was rejected by a slender margin – 87 votes to 84.
Which iz hou dhe tekst ov dhis blog kaem widhin a whisker ov being spelt sumthing liek dhis.
Source: M. Follick, The Case for Spelling Reform (1965), chap. XXII