Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:I haven't done a search. I'm on here so bloody often if it was here I'd be blind to not notice. Although maybe I am blind. If so, please forward all complaints to my lawyer...
(warning, this is hard enough to read for native speaker me, let alone those of you sporting English as a 2nd language!)


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 kum tru.

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


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubblol

biggrin
Thats good. I like. hug


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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:i actually have seen it on here but maybe not lately!

but yes, it in enjoyable. it really does make a lot more sense if you're learning the language, tho... we just find it odd cos we've grown up with the weirdness....

while were at it can we make english work in such a manner that yes or no questions actually mean something consistently when you say yes or no to them....


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Konsti


Konsti

lovable smart-ass
Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

Total posts: 785
Posted:rouge- i feel strangely adressed by this.

mei inglish iz still gut, ja?

hug


"is optimism in austria just a lack of information?"
-Alfred Dorfer

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alien_oddity


alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees

Total posts: 7193
Posted:ubblol thats bought a smile to my face thanks rouge :;hug:

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, Unit...

Total posts: 3224
Posted:das ist sehr gut ja!

yay! thats made my day! he he he


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Narr


Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step

Total posts: 2568
Posted:ubblol very good hehehehhee

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:haha german wink

That made me laugh


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Written by: Konsti

rouge- i feel strangely adressed by this.

mei inglish iz still gut, ja?

hug



don't even get me STARTED on your accent! ubblol


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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lasersurge
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

lasersurge

member
Location: no home, between homes, always...

Total posts: 100
Posted:that's great, hooray for homogenous

people are people

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