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English Language and the EU (8)

Jan 12, 2008 4:31 AM CST English Language and the EU
jimbhoy
jimbhoyjimbhoyHamilton, Strathclyde, Scotland UK109 Threads 2 Polls 6,740 Posts
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 sensi bl 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.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl
Jan 12, 2008 1:18 PM CST English Language and the EU
coleen
coleencoleencardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK28 Threads 5,173 Posts
hi jimbhoy very good you had me going there for a while laugh laugh
Jan 12, 2008 1:59 PM CST English Language and the EU
sirenna
sirennasirennaPerthshire, Tayside, Scotland UK34 Posts
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Jan 12, 2008 3:50 PM CST English Language and the EU
interflite
interfliteinterfliteliverpool, UK33 Threads 2 Polls 391 Posts
Well the AMERICANS have been reducing our language for a while now
nite =night

Lite =light

ETC but i find that simlifying our language can only make it easier to write and to be understood.
And why should we still use LATIN??
Tere again the percentage of E U ppl cn speak english compared to us here in the UK.
Jan 12, 2008 6:25 PM CST English Language and the EU
migene
migenemigenelimbo, Greater Manchester, England UK13 Threads 2,321 Posts
that would be wishful thinking jimbhoy,english is the unofficial universal language,the english have always been innovators and forerunners of the modern world.we beat the germans, thats enough reason for the language to be english.....germany 1-england 5 it justs gets better and better as motty said beer
Jan 15, 2008 5:39 PM CST English Language and the EU
Pptrixibell
PptrixibellPptrixibellEdinburgh, Lothian, Scotland UK10 Threads 3,676 Posts
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Jan 17, 2008 2:26 PM CST English Language and the EU
chzl2006
chzl2006chzl2006, Macedonia2 Posts
the most interesting post hv read from here

well done!
Jan 18, 2008 12:17 PM CST English Language and the EU
jimbhoy
jimbhoyjimbhoyHamilton, Strathclyde, Scotland UK109 Threads 2 Polls 6,740 Posts
mozt intreztn pozt i haz red tu



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