Date: Sun, 18 Jun 1995 17:48:10 -0700
From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM
. . . the Dutch linguist Henri Logeman . . . postulates that the name
may have been an alteration of Ducth _Jan Kees_, dialectal variant of _Jan
Kaas_, literally, John Cheese, a nickname for Dutchmen used by Flemings.
Hm. Do Flemings in fact call Hollanders "Jan Kaas"? I've known
a few Dutchmen, including Kees Vrins and Kees van Toorn. (The
former's full name was Cornelis M. P. Vrins.) So it may not be
"Cheese", but a stereotypical name like "Fritz" or "Guido" or
*\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?