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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2020, 11:55:18 AM »
And S'Gravenhage; and Utrecht, where I climbed the bell tower; and Delft, where I met the excitable ceramicist; and Rotterdam.  How am I doing?

's Gravenhage = The Hague. Trust me. I was born and raised there.
Utrecht. Went to uni there.
Delft. Visited often, as it's close to The Hague.
Rotterdam. Went to school there. Worst years of my life.
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2020, 02:47:41 PM »
Yeah, but going to school are the worst years of anyone's life.  I don't think you can blame Rotterdam for that.

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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 03:59:55 PM »
Of course I can blame Rotterdam for that. It might not be entirely fair to do so, but I certainly can. In fact, I just did.  ;D
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 10:38:38 PM »
I've been to Kinderdjik
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2020, 10:43:39 PM »
The famous windmills.

I must admit, I've never been to Kinderdijk myself.
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2020, 12:53:37 PM »
Apparently even Moses went there.
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2020, 01:34:26 PM »
Yes, in his cradle, eh? That's why it's called Kinderdijk.
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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2020, 04:14:37 PM »
Found a nice video here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-VDmZ1t2Ik

It mentioned that the Dutch football team's top scorer is a Friesian.

I immediately pictured a big placid black and white cow wandering around the pitch, amiably shouldering the human players aside, and periodically putting the ball in the net with a neat sideways kick.

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Re: Kreg de Kerauna! - and other Dutch curses
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2020, 04:22:16 PM »
I immediately pictured a big placid black and white cow wandering around the pitch, amiably shouldering the human players aside, and periodically putting the ball in the net with a neat sideways kick.

That would be a sight to behold.  ;D
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