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    guess that’s what we call „amtsdeutsch“ in german. believe it or not, there’s a university department in germany helping government bureaucrats to improve their language so it becomes comprehensible to everyday people again …
    http://www.moderne-amtssprache.de/186.html

    off topic: i wanted to ask you if you know a danish political scientist called martin ejnar hansen. looks like i’m in his class this term …
    http://online.univie.ac.at/vlvz?lvnr=210202&semester=W2008&include=kurzkommentar,leistungskontrolle,voraussetzung,literatur,methoden&exclude=inf_link

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    I’d say that this is a severe case of Managementspeak, rather than Amtsdänisch. As it is, classical Danish bureaucratic writing – known as kancellistil – is in fact a curious mix of Danish words and German grammar.

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