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German Profs declare war on English terms

Posted by ESC on April 11, 2003

German Professors Declare War on English Terms
By: By Erik Kirschbaum and Dave Graham
Wed April 10, 2003 08:55 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of German university professors, angered by the U.S.-British war against Iraq, have launched a campaign to replace many popular English-language words used in Germany with French terms.

Saying they are appalled by the way the United States and Britain defied the will of the United Nations and attacked Iraq, the four professors declared war on borrowed English terms in German such as "okay," "T-shirt" and "party."

They have devised French-language alternatives: "d'accord," "tricot" and "fete"...