Wednesday, February 2
Towards A Lesser Anglo-Dutch Understanding, II
I couldn't possibly have put it better myself. On browsing expatica's discussion boards (something I do when feeling particularly hostile) I came across this reply to a post on 'What do you least like about Holland and/or The Dutch?', which sums up pretty neatly my views on the Dutch as a nation. Let's face it, the Dutch are chavs.
"Raimund, it's not that the Dutch are ugly and impolite mutants. It's just that they're:
Overly aggressive, Self-important,
Champagne liberal, NIMBY-oriented,
Overly sleazy, Exploitative,
Sneezy germ-spreading, Canine-excrement-smearing,
To which I might add, inter alia,
Tasteless, Badly dressed ,
Not half as cultured as they'd like to think
Screechy, Bad-mannered ,
Deceitful, The worst hair in the world,
Truly weird noses ( this is a local country, for local people...)
And what do they do when they find the sum of all those sterling Dutch qualities in human form?
Naturlijk, they make him Prime Minister.
The Dutch Nose, in All Its Mutant Glory
Are they perhaps related? I think we should be told...
Als ik naar de TV kijk
dan staat daar weer Jan-Peteren vliegt
spontaan het kwikuit
(the King of the Nerds is a Nerd among Kings)
Een wereld vol ellende
En wie moet ons besturen?
En dat moeten wij verduren
(het is niet makkelijk, tis helemaal niet makkelijk)
When I watch TV
I see Jan Peter again
And the mercury splashes spontaneously
from my blood pressure meter
(The King of the Nerds is a Nerd among Kings)
A world full of misery
And who is there to rule us?
Jan Peter Balkenende
And we have to endure this ...
(It's not easy, it's definitely not easy)
Chorus:Uh-oh ... hope all goes well ...Uh-oh ...
hope he doesn't make a fool of himself again
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11/28/2004 - 12/05/2004