Donnerstag, 7. Mai 2015
German. Everyday language. Language decline. Conversation at the counter of a German district administration. An official - urged by a "Guide to Promote a German Language that is Popular with the People" - explains a notification to a young citizen ((following quote is deliberately written in horrible bad German and difficult to translate into English appropriately. Therefore, that quote is reflected here in normal English)): "We really don't appreciate that, you, that you don't pay the money - you have to pay that amount - it's the wastewater levy ..." His efforts to speak an understandable language are successful. Relieved the young graduate of a German education system that has been x times reformed in respect of social justice and that way improved for the worse: "Now I've groked that!" Caption: The richness of everyday language finds its way into the government offices. (2005).