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Volkswagen Says ‘Nein’ to German Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on January 4, but despite its deep German roots, the auto manufacturer will usher in the new year with a farewell to German as it adopts English as its new official language. The changeover doesn’t exactly spell doom for the German language at large, but …

Sources: AutoBlog

Photo: Maik Meid [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Denglish – Germany’s Mix of Deutsche and English

By Francine McKenna on Email

Over the last years a strange English German hybrid has eased its way into the language of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, and it has been awarded its own name, Denglish. Deutsche + English.  From Handy, cell phone, Wellness Hotel, Spa Hotel, and Street worker, a social worker, to Evergreen, something that has …

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