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(BBC)   Rough guide to visiting the Netherlands - obey local customs, respect the locals, try to speak in the native tongue, but above all, try not to look like Sicilian crime lord Matteo Messina Denaro   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Silly, Matteo Messina Denaro, Bernardo Provenzano, Domenico Raccuglia, Mafia, Salvatore Lo Piccolo, 54-year-old, Mark L, Police  
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2021-09-15 5:34:27 AM  

behanger: The native tongue? Really? The main reason it so hard to learn Dutch is that when an accent is detected, the locals switch to English immediately.

Well, to be fair, they'll speak Dunglish to you. You see our Englisch is not perfect, but it comes in the neighborhood.


I get that joke. I am your southerneighbour and the Flemish can also pull their plan in English.
 
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