Germany launches a 'speak german' campaign....

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  1. I see. The article about people not being able to speak German is itself in German, thus rendering it incomprehensible to anyone who can't speak German, which is presumably the subject of the article. I've only got Recce's word for it.

    What inexorable logic. Fuckin' genius Adolf, no wonder you've started two World Wars and then lost them.

    This just in; Mel Gibson launches 'Speak Aramaic now' campaign, in Aramaic. No cunt can understand him.
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  2. It's more launched at the families and ghettoes...I mean communities...Btw, Adolf wasn't German. :wink:
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  3. Just slide in a reference to 'showers' for non German speakers; once the first tranche have gone the rest will be learning the lingo pronto!
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  4. It's amazing how much more English is used in the German language now compared to 20 years ago. So much advertising is completely in English and I constantly hear random English words and phrases amongst spoken German. Like the French, the Germans fear an Anglo-American cultural takeover. Some Germans think that their language will become obsolete in the not too distant future.

    I'm currently developing a simplified version of German for native English speakers. I've scrapped the 3 genders and all that subjective, nominative and dative shoite. Dinglish and Germish is the way forward!! (English bastardisation of German)
  5. Very true and the annoying bit when writing it, is that they don't have a common convention on whether they use proper English spelling of words, or that Septic bastardisation!
  6. It will, since in a few decades we'll be all busy learning mandarin...
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  7. When we say somebody is "out of order" it means they've done wrong, when a German suddenly switches to English and says that somebody is "out of order" it means they are ill or not fully functional as in the direct translation. This kind of stuff, I find confusing.
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  8. Well, round here you already hear Polish, Russian and Turkish as the first language and then a smattering of German.....and that's the ones born here!
  9. But sometimes thats more understandable, then some of the deeper german accents ;)...took me days to get that "heb eh-mal" means to hold something, not to lift it.
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  10. Pull up a sandbag, The Hermannic Reich had something similar in the 1970s & 80s aimed at the Brit troops, "Auf Deutsch Bitte" presented by a lady with whom we were quite familiar, retired porn queen Corinna Schnabel. Soltau was all trees back then, sausages came in tins and a centurion wasn't some tiny gay Australian actor in an artificial leather skirt.
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  11. Haha very true! A bloke talked to me for several minutes then walked away. I looked at the Germans with me and said that I didn't understand a thing he just said and they all replied "me neither!"....He was from Saxony! :grin:
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  13. Well, did it work?
  14. That's what I thought as soon as I spotted the thread title. What's deutsch for parrot?