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Guys... urgent notice...

I received a letter from my dealership today (dated 01/04/08) giving me a warning of a serious bug in the voice command system that will IMMOBILISE the car irreversibly, requiring recovery to the dealership. They provided a number for me to call to arrange an immediate recall for re-programming.

Aparently, an errant and xenophobic programmer of the voice recognition algorithms introduced the bug/virus deliberately. It is activated as soon as the driver issues English voice commands in a fake German accent of the type you would hear in a second-world-war movie. Drivers are warned that although funny, they should refrain from doing this until the problem is fixed.

...I expect you should receive letters soon, but I just thought I'd let you guys know today.

Ian.



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danke für die Warnung....... glücklicher April Dummkopftag ;) :rolleyes:
 

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So nearly fell for that Ian you plonker !!!! Very funny :rolleyes: :D
 

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Guys... urgent notice...
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Aparently, an errant and xenophobic programmer of the voice recognition algorithms introduced the bug/virus deliberately. It is activated as soon as the driver issues English voice commands in a fake German accent of the type you would hear in a second-world-war movie. Drivers are warned that although funny, they should refrain from doing this until the problem is fixed.
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Reminds me of this one from a while ago (apologies for those who have seen this before:D ):

EuroEnglish

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish": --

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil sevants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favor of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"'s in the language is disgraceful, and they should go away.

By the 4th yar, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaning "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.

ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!!

A bit too close to the truth!:eek:
 

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Reminds me of this one from a while ago (apologies for those who have seen this before:D ):

EuroEnglish

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish": --

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil sevants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favor of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"'s in the language is disgraceful, and they should go away.

By the 4th yar, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaning "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.

ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!!

A bit too close to the truth!:eek:
:D :D :D :D
zat gave me a grat laf
 

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Reminds me of this one from a while ago (apologies for those who have seen this before:D ):

EuroEnglish

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish": --

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil sevants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favor of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent "e"'s in the language is disgraceful, and they should go away.

By the 4th yar, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". During ze fifz year, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaning "ou" and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer.

ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!!

A bit too close to the truth!:eek:
Lol, 'tis quite funny if you read that out loud :D
 

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Reminds me of this one from a while ago (apologies for those who have seen this before:D ):

EuroEnglish

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5 year phase-in plan that would be known as "EuroEnglish": .....A bit too close to the truth!:eek:
Thats a classic :D
 

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Hahahahahahaha nice try!-))))
 

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Not seen anything from Audi but BMW and others have had their little bits of April 1 fun.

http://www.whatcar.com/news-article.aspx?NA=231999

Slightly disappointed with this year's April Fool offerings so far.

Google/Virgin's "Virgle" was so obviously a prank although I've just been back and done the quiz which was kind of funny as was watching Branson and the Google chaps trying to keep a straight face on YouTube. http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html

Anyone seen any good April 1 jokes?
 
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