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    Hi Guys!

    News bulletin:

    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

    In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.

    The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

    Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

    Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

    By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

    During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

    Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali *** tru.

    Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas!





    (Thought that was quite amusing - wanted to share it with anyone who may not have seen it before!)



    Best regards to all,
    panther3485
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    The cool part is...apparently, I can already read german!
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    russ.nl's Avatar Senior Member
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    Making a language easier is all part of the evolution of a language.
    The easier a language becomes the more modern it is.
    German is not an easy language belive me.
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    Foo.bar's Avatar Senior Member
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    Und nach sechs Jahren f├╝hren wir Franz├┬Âsisch als Amtssprache ein.

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    I can read the bottom line!! I can read german WWEEEEEE
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    Originally posted by Foo.bar:
    Und nach sechs Jahren f├╝hren wir Franz├┬Âsisch als Amtssprache ein.



    I cant read that
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    Originally posted by Foo.bar:
    Und nach sechs Jahren f├╝hren wir Franz├┬Âsisch als Amtssprache ein.


    Die deutsche Sprache ist ja soooooo lustig,
    aber nur f├╝r diejenigen die sie nicht verstehen.
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    Treetop64's Avatar Senior Member
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    Originally posted by russ.nl:
    Making a language easier is all part of the evolution of a language.
    The easier a language becomes the more modern it is.
    German is not an easy language belive me.
    I know, bro. I know....

    My mom was German, and she tried so hard to teach me, but it never soaked in.

    ...Partly because I was not terribly interested at 14 years of age to speak German. That, and I simply did not have the capacity to understand the completely alien 'German sentence structure'.

    Hearing the "bad guys" speak German in American action movies sounds pretty cool, though!
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    Moron


    Hey Megile, you Zwerg - do you like your new flat next to the Kraftwerk ?
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