Sunday, 29 July 2012
Today at lunch, at a restaurant, we were one table up from a Dutch family. They were talking amongst themselves in Dutch, of course; just as we were talking amongst ourselves in English. But in the middle of things my ear was suddenly convinced that one of them had said to another of them 'is there a reggae festival in your foot?' It's a phrase just close enough to comprehensible English to be distracting. Dutch in a nutshell.