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Der HDL-Song November 15, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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Everyone complains about the decay of written language through the Internet and chatting. This appears to be especially prevalent in German, where they are already fighting the encroachment of English on the German language, which people call “Denglisch.” Apparently English chat vernacular has also sneaked its way into the German subconscious. This talented young man offers a humorous take on the situation. Just a word of warning: the song is in German and there are no English subtitles (instead there are German), so only German speakers will be able to enjoy it. Sorry about that folks! But I definitely wanted to share this with you.

youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw5gxZ3njx4&NR=1″

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1. Anke W. - November 16, 2009

Yes, yes, yes!!!! Excellent song! And I couldn’t agree more! I am constantly fighting for people to use the German words (if they exist), at least in my personal are of influence! Infuriatingly, I often get blank looks along the line of “you’re quasi an English native, why do you of all people get so riled up about this?”!! Argh!!! Do I really need to answer that?


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