[openbeos] AW: Fat muesli-induced troll - Was: Locale Kit

  • From: "Chira, Valentin" <Chira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 13:58:15 +0100

that story about 1 vote is just that a story nothing else. I didn't happened
like that. there was a situation like this in one state I think but had
nothing to do with the US as a country. Ich bin kein Amerikaner!! und auch
kein deutscher aber ich denke das du hast recht. Die englische Sprache ist
ganz schrecklich aber deutsch ist schlimmer. Die deutsche Sprache ist
unlogisch und fast unlernbar für Ausländer, aber dasselbe Ausländer können
perfekt English sprechen. Mann kann deutsch gut sprachen nur dann wenn
deutsch ist die Muttersprache.Si acum cateva cuvinte in romaneste..lol..daca
ar sti astia cat ii de faina romana sar da peste cap sa o invete..din pacate
sunt spalati pe creier si eu un aer imperialist care nu ii lasa sa vada
adevarul gol golut..limba romana da clasa.

best regards,
 Valentin

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Helmar Rudolph [mailto:helmar@xxxxxxxxx] 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2003 13:48
An: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [openbeos] Fat muesli-induced troll - Was: Locale Kit


/me trolls for a moment while munching his fruit muesli....

Kevin wrote:

> Consider why America speaks a form of English, as opposed
> to one of the native American Indian tribal dialects or
> even Norse (as there were Viking settlers in the US
> centuries before Columbus arrived).

IIRC it was only one (1) vote that decided on English as the main language
for the USA and not German. That was more than 200 years ago, and they
haven't recovered since! Shows you what kind of implications a simple
mistake like that can have on humankind.

English is chockfull with idiosyncracies that don't make
sense to anyone; even words where only the first letter is different are
pronounced differently. It's "pear" [pâr] but "fear" [fîr]. Duh! At least
the Latin languages have accents, so even the average Anglosaxon lowlife can
see right away how the stuff is pronounced. Impossible with english. It's
ex'ecutive but 'execute. Oh Herr, schmeiss Hirn vom Himmel! ;-P

Although I wholeheartedly agree that English is 'the'
language of international commerce and the Net, it's also
part of the world's downfall, because it's just this that
gives the Yanks and Brits this totally undeserved air of superiority which
they use to (usually) colonize and imperialise those parts of the world that
are way deeper steeped in culture and history then them. IOW, using English
as the "main" language is just as good as us using MS Windows. Any further
questions?

What now? Let's all speak Afrikaans! Dead simple, nothing ambigious. 35+
million natives down here can speak it, and if THEY can, there's even hope
for the language-impaired Yank or Brit to learn/understand it. ;)) Methinks
that before they expect others to speak their language, maybe they should
learn it themselves first. This would definately have it's advantages! (*)
ROTFLMAO!

I'll now don my flamesuit - just in case - and promise to
write in German next time. LOL

Have a peaceful festive season. 

Helmar

(*) misspelled on purpose to illustrate the point, just in
case it you wondered.

--
He says, 
"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words Keep
your words positive because you words become your behavior Keep your
behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits Keep your habits
positive because your habits become your values Keep your values positive
because your values become your destiny."

Gandhi


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