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The above news report was transmitted on October 24, 2005 during the now infamous T-P Switch Panic. Estimated to have an economic impact of over $100 bn, it is only surpassed in damages by the Yes-No Switch of 1998 that almost led to war breaking out between China and the US. Thankfully, the issue was quickly resolved with the diligent help of the language technicians at Nottingham who manually reset the Universal Phoneme-Grapheme Matrix. The original news report prior to linguistic distortion follows.

In recent international news, panic is taking over the Anglosphere as it appears that the letters P and T have exchanged places with each other as a result of an accident during a routine recalibration of the Universal Phoneme-Grapheme Matrix in the Centre of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. The sudden letter switch is already taking its toll around the globe, with millions of people struggling to understand each other’s speech. Many people have reportedly turned to writing down what they meant to say, only to find to their dismay that the letters are still swapped and that swearing in frustration has become much more of a challenge.

The International Linguistics Organisation has issued a warning concerning the possible appearance of never-before seen letters, while experts warn that more random letter swaps may occur in the coming days at unpredictable intervals, and advise the public to remain calm. Government officials have stated that the issue will be dealt with swiftly and caution that some letters may need to be restricted in order to avoid any further disturbance. However, despite their assurances, rumours regarding a malfunction of the English Symbol Semantics Regulator are running wild.

If true, possible consequences in conjunction with the UPGM accident could include genome mutations, leading to such phenomena as unusual hair colours, hair on fingernails, and incorrect numbers of genitalia, the replacement of drinking water with vinegar and vice versa, as well as the admission of failing students to world-class universities. Thankfully, numerical symbols seem to have been unaffected, allowing computer systems to continue operating without any issues.

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