Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Queen praises the people, if not the government, and pulls off a tough gig

John Crace
Jon Crês
Qīn prezz ɖ ppl, f nt ɖ guvnmnt, n plz of a tuf gig

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 5 April 2020)

Moṇc’s rer non-fstiv TV adres dlivrd ɖ clir moṛl līdrśp ɖt mni poḷtiśnz hv feld t pṛvîd

Jon Crês, Súnde, 5 Epril 2020

Qīn adresz ɖ YC ovr c’roṇvîṛs crîsis – woć in fl

Nǎ w nǒ jst hǎ sirịs ʈñz r. Ɖ YC hz jst ẃīld ǎt its bigist gun. Ɖ Qīn hz onli evr gvn an unscedyld TV adres t ɖ neśn on for prīvịs oceźnz, îɖr ẃn ɖ neśn or ɖ royl faṃli itslf wz undr ʈret. N az śr az hel Hr Maɉsti wz’nt abt t updet s on Prins Andru handñ himslf ovr t ɖ FBI or Hari n Megn’z ongwñ flathuntñ nîtmer; ɖs cd onli mīn ɖ cuntri wz in a c’roṇvîṛs crîsis.

Cīpñ wn hand frmli claspt arnd hr rist n hr bodi a sef distns fṛm a lon BBC camṛman drest in a hazmatsūt – ɖr’z no śortij v prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt in Winzr Casl – ɖ Qīn, inṭsprst wɖ ftij v NHS wrcrz n ɖ wîdr jenṛl public, spouc t ɖ cuntri fṛm hr studi. Wîzli, ś cept it śort n swīt. Ɖs wz’nt a Crisṃs mesij ẃn haf ɖ cuntri wd b pist n ɖ uɖr haf wd’nt b liṣnñ. Nǎ evri sntns wd b pict ovr n evri wrd wd cǎnt.

Ɖ Qīn bgan bî acnoḷjñ ɖ ćaḷnjz evrwn wz fesñ: deʈ; fnanśl hardśp (sm mor ɖn uɖrz, ẃn it cmz t ɖ royl faṃli); n seṗreśn, bfr gwñ on t prêz ɖ slflisnis v ɖoz in ɖ NHS n uɖr fruntlîn imrjnsisrṿsz. Ś ɖen sd hǎ mć ś hopt ppl wd mnten ɖ slf-sacṛfîs, slf-diṣplin, cmpaśn n sns v hymr nīdd t dfit ɖ ilnis.

On ɖ hotist wīc-end v ɖ yir so far, ɖs rañ a litl holo az most v ɖ cuntri apird t hv gn ǎtdorz wɖ ɖ sol prṗs v snićñ on eni ppl ɖe cem acrs hu wr’nt cīpñ ɖ aproprịt sef distns fṛm wn anɖr. B&Q hv hd a masiv run on tepmeźrz in ɖ past wīc. It w’nt b loñ bfr ɖr’z olso a blac marcit in tezrz t tec ǎt sweti jogrz.

Aftr a nod t ɖ Comnwelʈ n ɖ globl nećr v ɖ pandemic – ɖs wz’nt ɖ pluci Brits tecñ on ɖ mît v Natsi Jrṃni sngl-handd in 1940 – ɖ Qīn mnśnd a prīvịs adres ś n Prinsis Marġrit hd md t ɖ neśn in 1940. Stl, ś cd b fgivn ɖ solipsizm az ś hd dn hr bit jrñ ɖ secnd wrldwor, hvñ spent ɖ latr yirz v ɖ wor drîvñ militri trucs. Az yt ɖr wr no proṃsz t trn eni v ɖ royl paḷsz intu fīldhospitlz or imrjnsis’plî depoz, ɖo ś mt b holdñ ɖt in rzrv fr anɖr de.

Ɖ Qīn endd wɖ a promis ɖt betr dez wd wn de rtrn n ɖt in ɖ mntm w śd hold ǎr nrv n d ǎr bst t b ɖ jeṇreśn v ẃć fyćr wnz wd b prǎd. W cn bt hop. Ś īvn cem ovr a bit Vira Lin, proṃsñ s “w’l mīt agn”. Onli wɖt ɖ sññ. Smōl mrsiz. Mbi nxt tîm. Gvn ɖ srcmstansz, it hd bn mor or les a pić-prfict spīć. Aftr ol ɖr’z onli a srtn amǎnt a hed v stet cn se at tîmz lîc ɖz.

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