Whirr2005-08-03
No more ß??
So apparently the Germans have decided that it's just too difficult for them to speak foreign anymore, and so they're changing over to English. I mean, they'll still call it "German" or whatever, but they're simplifying the grammer, they're replacing the ß with a double-S, and they're breaking down long compound words into seperate words.
I mean, it wasn't really very different from English to start with, really. How do you say house? Hause. Cat? Katze. Winter? Winter.
I mean, they didn't even change the spelling on some of these words! Basically you could just speak regular English with a WWII Nazi accent and you'd be totally understood in Berlin, except for those crazy compound words like Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz (a beef labeling law). And now they're taking that away!??! Madness.
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