#1
So, for the first time in ages, I watched TV today.

And I was appalled by the amount of english catchphrases and words thrown into random commercials and shows.
Of course, if these were commercials about products from english speaking nations, simply adapting the original slogan, it wouldn't bother me, like Renault's "Createur d'automobile".

No, what bothers me are shows that use english terms for the simplest things, like "two come in, one come out" instead of the german equivalent. Nobody talks that way, and they're only using a bunch of random english interjections to appear "hip", "modern" and "savvy".

How is this in other countries? I know not all of you come from english speaking countries.

And if somebody from britain or USA says "oooh everything here is in english, it sucks!" I shall remove your testicles
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oooh everything here is in english, it sucks!
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And if somebody from britain or USA says "oooh everything here is in english, it sucks!" I shall remove your testicles

oooh everything here is in english, it sucks! Except in Quebec, but no one cares about them anyway.

Canadian and therefore exempt from your threats.
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#8
Phew, luckily i'm in Canada. *ahem*

oooh everything here is in english, it sucks!


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I hear on those German VW commercials, they always say , "Das auto" although..not sure if that counts...
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Oooh everything here is in English, it sucks!

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#10
Haha, it happens in some Arab commercials.

However, in the Arab world, if you're blatantly Arab and are around locals and are speaking using American vernacular or colloquialisms, you generally warrant a laughing-at or an ass beating.
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#16
Well, "Uber" has caught on quite a bit in america so i guess the oppisite happens here.
#17
As Mink says we do the same here with certain French/Latin/German phrases and words. However, I'd imagine it wouldn't be to the same extent you've experienced.
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I hear on those German VW commercials, they always say , "Das auto" although..not sure if that counts...

um... "Auto" is german for car
#19
Happens way too often here, and it's annoying as ****, if it's in English it's cool, even if no one has the slightest idea of what it means.
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They do it hilariously in Japan

I think you'll find they do it hirariousry in Japan.
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I think you'll find they do it hirariousry in Japan.

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#23
You get it in other languages generally, like how tête à tête is a phrase in English. Thing is, in other languages, English appears in more commercial forms sometimes. I noticed that in Germany myself and it annoyed me.
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You get it in other languages generally, like how tête à tête is a phrase in English. Thing is, in other languages, English appears in more commercial forms sometimes. I noticed that in Germany myself and it annoyed me.

It even annoys my german friends, it's THAT common and retarded

Seriously, if you want to say "up and down", in germany, why don't you say it in fucking german?! why english?! other than trying to be hip and cool, which they aren't, I don't get it.
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It even annoys my german friends, it's THAT common and retarded

Seriously, if you want to say "up and down", in germany, why don't you say it in fucking german?! why english?! other than trying to be hip and cool, which they aren't, I don't get it.

Possibly a German version of the "pretentious? Moi?" 'joke'?
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Possibly a German version of the "pretentious? Moi?" 'joke'?

Germans don't tell jokes.
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#29
Yes, I hate it. I always feel like English is following me around, trying to stop me speaking German. Kinda like that ninja stealing the fella's testicles. Kinda.
#30
i'm in Quebec and the official language here is french and english phrases are just kind of thrown into conversation
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^Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get out of East Germany.


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Why did Germany cross the road?
To invade Poland.

Wy do the French plant trees on both sides of the road?


Because Germans like to march in the shade.
#33
Yeah, English sells, you know?
Sometimes they're stupid, like a telephone company:

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