The 5 Languages You Will Need in the Future

Remember when we thought English was where everything was heading?  Man, were we wrong.  For our forward thinking readers, here are the languages you should be studying up if you want to succeed a few decades from now.

txtspk

Once phones reach total global saturation in 2030, most of the world’s languages die off quickly, replaced forever by txtspk, or text speak.  Speeches, books longer than 140 characters, and complex thought vanish swiftly thereafter. The picture above represents an early form of the language, back when vowels still existed.

American Sign Language

Although txtspk has become a global vernacular, humans still find themselves in need of a language for when they inevitably forget to charge their phones.  With social interactions having become much too mortifying, people turn to American Sign Language to avoid any awkwardness that would come from speaking aloud.  Signing while texting while driving quickly becomes a global epidemic.  Billions die.

The Divine Language from The Fifth Element

Following in the footsteps of txtspk, religious leaders look for simpler ways to communicate their messages to the masses. Fortunately, the divine language from the Fifth Element, with only 400 words in its vocabulary, fits their needs perfectly.  Artists begin to depict the Virgin Mary as a near naked read head, and Jesushammed (Jesus and Muhammed have merged  by now) takes on a Bruce Willis quality.

Hinglish

After Bollywood purchases Hollywood, Hinglish, a mashup of English and Hindi, emerges as the global language of entertainment.  With a worldwide audience, movie budgets skyrocket into the billions, allowing producers to jam in even more mind blowing special effects and even less diversity.  Sadly, somewhere along the way, white was made the official race of the entertainment industry.

Hispanish

In order to compete with the growing presence of txtspk, French, Spanish, Portuguese and the other Romance languages combine to form Hispanish.  The tongue deftly combines the speed of Spanish, the slurryness of French, and the (insert relevant quality here) of Portuguese.  Italian vocab is mainly used when discussing gabagool, and Romanian words are relegated to conversations about orphanage fires.


2 Comments on “The 5 Languages You Will Need in the Future”

  1. We here in Miami already speak an early dialect of Hispanish called Spanglish. With 3 semesters of French and a half semester of Portuguese under my belt, I feel confident in my abilities to dominate the Hispanish language as early as 2015.

  2. Herman says:

    Portuguese is your best bet. With this language you will have a huge head start with the other romance languages, particularly Spanish. Plus, Portuguese has a strong global presence as it is spoken officially on 5 continents by 260 million people. Spanish is mainly limited to the west. – Plus, Brazil is one of the 4 BRIC countries, 5th strongest economy in the world, and quickly becoming a world power – Portuguese is the official and national language there. Angola and Mozambique are the Brazils of Africa (officially Portuguese speakiing), at least Angola for sure. Angola is becoming the economic power in Africa.


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