English - The Official Language in Europe (5-year phased plan)

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New Member
Jan 12, 2004
The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been
reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European
Communications, 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 five-year phased
plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (Euro for short).
In the first year, "s" will be used instead of the soft "c". Sertainly,
sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard "c" will
be replaced with "k". Not only will this klear up konfusion, but
typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the
troublesome "ph" will be replaced by "f". This will make words like
fotograf" 20 per sent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted
to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.Governments
will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a
deterent to akurate speling.
Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent "e"s in the languag is
disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th"
by z" and "w" by " v".

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining
ou", and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German ze vey ve vunted in ze forst


New Member
Feb 15, 2004
I remember seeing this more than 5 years back.. Before the dot-com bubble reached it's peak and burst.. LOL..

So can we speak german in the whole Europe now?

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