October 27, 2007

Vowels on vacation

The ad (caught in the 11/6/07 Advocate, p. 5) offers:

The most nights in the most ports with the most vowels.

Specifically Hawaiian vowels:

NCL America's 10- and 11-day inter-island Hawai'i cruises aboard Pride of Aloha give you the option of longer cruises with overnights in Honolulu, Kaua'i and Kahului.

(NCL is Norwegian Cruise Lines, though it's not so identified in the ad.)

I wonder if anyone runs pony treks in the consonant-heavy Caucasus, for those who like to tough it up on their vacations.

[Added 10/28/07: Several readers have reminded me of the 1996 Onion piece "CLINTON DEPLOYS VOWELS TO BOSNIA -- Cities of Sjlbvdnzv, Grzny to Be First Recipients".]

Posted by Arnold Zwicky at October 27, 2007 11:05 AM