The New Yorker is claiming that they will turn all letters into Umlauts beginning February 4th. The magazine is so confident that nobody will be able to resist they are advertising six days of a Umlaut-free first.
First though they will do one a week — Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Their February 4th Umlaut unfailingly, with no exceptions.
Is anybody excited to see a Umlaut or even think about using one in their day-to-day life anymore?
In the meantime, a New Yorker editor says, "No major news organization has done this before. Every other media organization that has attempted to do so has been burned. It’s a new ground, and we want to do it right."
So go forth New Yorker lovers and go global: the Umlauts are here to stay.
At the very least you can look forward to something comical in your inbox that once was an actual word...