Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Understanding Women

'You like to put on make-up, wear a tight dress and high heels because you want people to regard you as sexy, right?' -'Yes, that's right. I want to feel sexy and feel admired!'

'But when they whistle at you, you call them sexist pigs, right?' -'Yes, because they only see me as a sexy woman they think only wants to be admired but I want them to appreciate me for being me!' '

But when they don't turn their heads when you pass and don't whistle at you or make remarks about you looks?'

 -'I feel horrible because I want people to regard me as a sexy woman who only wants to be admired!'


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dutch sayings

Every language sounds strange in the ears of foreigners. Dutch is no exception.
Here are a few examples:

Now comes the monkey out of the sleeve (The hidden agenda becomes visible)

Going to the hole (Going all the way)
That doesn't make one ball out (It does not matter at all)
He's a real hero on socks! (His mouth is bigger than his actions)
You touched a sensitive string (You touched a nerve)
Make that the cat wise (Stop telling me your lies)
As the inn keeper is, so he thinks his guests are (You project your views on the people you deal with)

Sitting on hot coals (Being extremely eager to get started or to get away)

The fence is off the Dam (people start to act as if there are no more bounderies)

To fall through the basket (Getting caught cheating)

Sticking a feather in his arse (Making him a huge compliment)

It's always the same song with you guys (I hate it when you constantly react to my statements in the same manner. Made famous by Dutch football coach Louis van Gaal)

There is a stitch loose with him (He is not completely sound of mind)

That was a shot for open goal (I could not help making that joke, that person made it really easy)

I will throw up a little ball (I will gently bring the matter to attention)

There's a whole community dedicated to 'Stonecoal English' aka the English as used by football coack Louis van Gaal: http://www.makethatthecatwise.nl/

If you liked those, here are some more: http://www.eddyechternach.nl/english.html




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You are poor

Being poor is about not being able to buy what you want, right?
It's about having to buy homebrands in stead of top brands, right?
It's about not being able to pay a ticket to the sports stadium and having to watch the game on tv, right?
It's about not being able to buy a new car every other year, right?
It's about not being able to go on a holiday more than once a year, right?

My new website: Terrebel Entertainment