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Zombie Language Barrier Finally Broken

When zombies take over the world, you'll need to speak their language in order to accomplish daily tasks like ordering a drink at the bar.

When zombies take over the world, you'll need to speak their language in order to accomplish daily tasks like ordering a drink at the bar.

Monday, May 3, 2010 17:29 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When zombies take over the world, you better speak their language.

Steve Mockus has written How To Speak Zombie (Chronicle Books), a guide to zombie dialect so humans can communicate with the undead in daily scenarios like at the mall, gym, and coffee shop.

It comes with a built-in sound module to fully grasp the proper zombie intonations and pronunciations of words.

Mockus says useful zombie sentences include “Is this on sale?” for bargain shoppers and “Bro, spot me” for gym rats. To “get out of anything” use “Brains, Brains.”

Though Zombie sounds “harsh” at first like any foreign language, Mockus says it begins to flow after practice.

He says the key to proper pronunciation is slurring your words – amidst a little groaning – so the sentence runs together.

Because zombies are half dead, their tongues don’t move quite as fast as they used to.

In time, he thinks Zombie could join the ranks of other beautiful romance languages.

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