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    Posted: 13-Sep-2008 at 14:12
Eyery year at the second saturday of september the Society of the German speech celebrates "The day of the German".
 
This year the main attention goes to the all the Anglicism that had captured the German.
Many terms, leant on the English, found it's way into the everyday speech. Whereas the term "Handy" used for portable phones isn't a term, that is used in Englis.
 
Many commercials at tv or radio are using as much English terms as possible.
A current radioad  for a gig of a singer says:
 
MMW's (the singer) Birthday bash. Ihr könnt "voten" was "performed" werden soll. There are several German terms for the used English ones, but obviously it's "cool" to use English.
 
The counters of the German Rail are called "Service Center" or "Ticket Center" and a German TV station is "powered by emotions".
A German perfumery store chain used the slogan " Come in and find out". They stopped it after asking consumers about the meaning of it and many people thought, that meaning was "come in and leave quickly".
 
Most of the teams of the German icehockey and basketball professional leagues are using English names like, Artland Dragons, Nürnberg Ice Tigers, Frankfurt Skyliners, Hamburg Freecers or Hagen Phoenix. Brr, that sends shudders through me.
 
Now this debate is hard to understand for members of an English forum, where many come from anglophone countries. But what do you think?
 
I decided to celebrate this day, by posting the rest of the day only in German.....
 
And to prevent Seko's notes. Yes , this post is in English...

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What?  German is really English with spelling errors.  Wink  (kidding) 
 
It is the French who have been "shuddering" for decades.
 
 


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We have the same problem. Most icehockey teams have adopted English "surnames" just as yours since a few years past, and it's utterly ridiculous. Most people just ignore them. Slogans are in English, half of our bloody commercials are in English even though they are produced by Swedes and only aired in Sweden. I find it very silly, and while listening to Germans speaking with English words all over the place (I meet quite a few foreigners in my work/study), one realises it's even more ludicrous than you thought. I can't imagine how silly it must be to an Englishspeaker.


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Actually in Luxembourg the native language has become more and more used in public speech and announcements, commercial advertising and so on since I first came here 25 or so years ago. At that time you never saw written Lëtzebuergesch.
 
Mainly though that's been at the expense of French and German, rather than of English.
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to this add killen from English. By the way where did you post your german posts?

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Originally posted by Asawar Hazaraspa Asawar Hazaraspa wrote:

to this add killen from English. By the way where did you post your german posts?

 
we closed the foreign language section two years ago, for several reasons.
Wir haben die Abteilung für Mitteilungen in anderen Sprachen bereits vor zwei Jahren geschlossen, keiner weiß warum.
 
So, i didn't post in German actually.
Daher habe ich eigentlich garnichts in Deutsch gepostet.
 
If you are interested in German or Icelandic pm me.
Falls Du in Deutsch oder in irgendeiner anderen Sprache mailen möchtest, schreib mir eine PM
 
 

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I've noticed that last time I was in Germany visiting family.

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one can tell
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