Joke from a German friend

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Guys, don't joke about spelling reforms! It happened in Germany in recent times TWICE! Now the kids in school can spell most anything the way they choose to, while most older or stubborn folks reject the new spelling rules altogether.
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Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.
Actually, that looks like the spelling I see on this forum. [Wink] Don't joke about double and triple letters! Now we got monstrosities like the word "Schifffahrt" (shipping/navigation). It's a compound word consisting of: - Schiff (ship, vessel) and - Fahrt (journey/voyage) We used to have the rule that the same letter must not appear more than twice consecutively within a compound word. Hence the word used to be spelled "Schiffahrt." According to the new rules it's "Schifffahrt" with three "f." It's silly, inconvenient, longer, totally idiotic, and it looks like garbage. [Razz]
 
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haaaa. That was great. mori are you German or American? Or a German/American? [Big Grin] "DOOOOO IT!! DOOOOO IT NNNOOOOOWWWW!!!" - Ahnold
 
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I'm an Earthling -- made in France, raised in Germany, with main residence in the US. That's all you'll get out of me without using a car battery and nipple clamps.
 
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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" kanbe dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl 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
 
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