Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:17 AM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:53 AM
Crazy names? Here's a list of some Dutch surnames, and their literal translations, that have been around since the early 1800's.
Naaktgeboren (Born naked)
Weltevreden (Am satisfied)
Boterhoofd (Butter head)
Platvoet (Flat foot)
Suikerbuik (Sugar belly)
Scheefnek (Crooked neck)
Zeldenthuis (Rarely at home)
Spring in 't veld (Jump in the field)
Nooitgedacht (Never thought of it)
Vanhetzelfde (From the same)
Niemandsverdriet (Nobodies sadness)
Zonderkop (Without a head)
Why such screwy names? France had occupied the Netherlands in the early 1800's and made it mandatory for the common folk to choose surnames. The Dutch didn't take this law serious and didn't think that France would much longer be occupying their country, but had to comply. The French did leave, however, the Dutch government maintained the use of surnames. :-)
Edited by crooz, 18 May 2009 - 04:40 AM.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:20 AM
i can read German.
Edited by tyler kick you fase, 18 May 2009 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 02:09 AM
Now I thought that Michael Hunt (just call him Mike) would have been on the list a lot earlier than this. For those who know what I am talking about will get it. Then again, I most probably will for posting this.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:27 PM
Edited by crooz, 31 July 2009 - 02:35 PM.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:17 AM
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