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12-31-2010, 02:23 AM
'Denglish' now verboten.. Let them speak Deutsch

The German transport minister thought that far too many of his compatriots did, and so he banned the use of all English words from his department. Over the past year, his staff have had to find German equivalents for those oh-so-convenient English terms that have seduced so many around the world.

His Verbot applied to such transport essentials as "ticket", "meeting" and "laptop". It made his staff peculiarly bilingual. It forced them to use words such as Klapprechner, which was far beyond most Germans' ken, and it made Herr Ramsauer into something of a star (as his staff wouldn't be allowed to put it in Denglish).