Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Are you going Dutch?"

I was scanning the dutch book I bought from the biggest book market of the world: Undutchables. I saw the expression "to go dutch" there.

I remembered the time when Alfonso, Bea, Maikel and I went to Castricum (Limme) for the non-commercial tulip garden Hortus-Bulborum.

The ticket was something like 3.5 euros; and in the payment process, the lady sitting there asked us "Are you going dutch?". We did not understand what she meant.

After getting the tickets, Maikel told us that it is an idiomatic expression in english, and it means "Is everybody paying by himself/herself"..

This probably originates from the fact that dutch are in general cheap people..

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