Germany Removes English Phrases From Signs
Transportation chief is fed up; no more 'stop' or 'ticket'
By RadioMatthew, Newser User
Posted Dec 31, 2010 1:57 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Dec 31, 2010 4:23 PM CST
The sign reads "Welcome to Germany."   (Shutterstock)

(User Submitted) – Germany's transportation minister is not happy with what he considers an invasion of the English language into German culture, and he's fighting back. Thomas Ramsauer has begun replacing English words and phrases used by his department with original German, reports The Local.

"Ticket," for example, is now "Fahrscheinen," and no longer will "stop" or "laptop" appear on official signs or anyplace else. Ramsauer says he's received calls and letters from supporters who would like to see a ban on English throughout other departments in Germany's government.

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iddydog
Jan 6, 2011 3:00 PM CST
more power too them america should do the same get rid of the metric system and the spic language
EpicFailGuy
Jan 3, 2011 8:38 AM CST
Apparently, the Tea Party has a german counterpart.
Jim
Jan 2, 2011 6:58 PM CST
One Germanic language feeling threatened by another.