End of ADS-L Digest - 20 Jul 1997 to 21 Jul 1997 ************************************************ Subject: ADS-L Digest - 21 Jul 1997 to 22 Jul 1997 There are 10 messages totalling 311 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Dutch request (4) 2. Dutch kiss 3. HTML diacritics and such 4. address needed 5. Dutch: ethnic slur compounds (2) 6. address needed -Reply ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 07:24:37 -0400 From: Robert Kelly Subject: Re: Dutch request a reasonable guess about the negativism of Dutch [treat, kiss, etc.] is that it reflects more the English character than the Dutch. The Dutch were, through much of the period of the Netherlands' own formation, the most vivid rivals and, at times, enemies of the English at sea and in commerce. When you think about the English habit of humiliating their neighbors linguistically (Irish bull [stupid literalism], Welsh cattle [lice], French letter), the Dutch ought to congratulate themselves on being in good company. I don't think you'll find similar canards about the Dutch in German, for example, or even French. RK