German officialese / Beamtendeutsch

Law blog links to Bild Zeitung’s collection of Die schrägsten Vorschriften Deutschlands – Germany’s weirdest official regulations. Here’s an example:

bq. „Der Tod stellt aus versorgungsrechtlicher Sicht die stärkste Form der Dienstunfähigkeit dar.“
(Unterrichtsblätter für die Bundeswehrverwaltung)

bq. “From the point of view of pensions law, death is the most extreme form of unfitness for work.” (Teaching materials for the German Federal Armed Forces Administration)

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