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(BBC-US)   She's just like one of us. Except for that whole "heir to the Dutch throne" thing   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-12-07 8:48:53 AM  
She sounds about as normal as a princess can be. So good for her.
 
2021-12-07 9:39:54 AM  
Will she properly reward me for saving the world?
 
2021-12-07 9:40:28 AM  
FTFAFriends of friends tell me Amalia and her family were no different to others, interacting on private messenger groups.


/minor threadjack

When did we all change from saying "different from others" to saying "different to others"?

Because I swear I went to bed one night and everyone was still saying "from" and then when we woke up everyone had spontaneously decided overnight to switch to saying "to."

Is it just me?

/end threadjack
 
2021-12-07 9:42:33 AM  
Looks more like heir to the Dutch oven.
 
2021-12-07 9:42:57 AM  
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She looks like one of us.
 
2021-12-07 9:44:00 AM  
Sooooo...she's a rudder for the Dutch state?
 
2021-12-07 9:47:03 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x479]

She looks like one of us.


Five, five posts before somebody mentions/infers she's kind of chubby.

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2021-12-07 9:47:22 AM  
So I looked it up and "be normal" does appear to be a common Dutch phrase. Seems like shooting for mediocrity to me.
 
2021-12-07 9:49:26 AM  
As long as France and Germany are getting along, she'll be fine.
 
2021-12-07 9:49:40 AM  

big pig peaches: Looks more like heir to the Dutch oven.


She's a lot prettier than any of us are. Just saying.
 
2021-12-07 9:49:54 AM  

Geotpf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x479]

She looks like one of us.

Five, five posts before somebody mentions/infers she's kind of chubby.

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She's still cute. I'd rather have some extra pounds, than having to be poked by ribs and pointy hip bones.
 
2021-12-07 9:51:37 AM  
She looks like Blair from Facts of Life.

I liked me some Blair.
 
2021-12-07 9:52:01 AM  
Meanwhile in Britain:
'Please inform the butler to inform the footman to inform the piss-boy that my last three bouts of flatulence were quite moist thus requiring some "paperwork"'
 
2021-12-07 9:53:12 AM  

Geotpf: Five, five posts before somebody mentions/infers she's kind of chubby.


Ahh, changing times.

Remember when this was the "grossly, hilariously fat guy?"

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Pepperidge Farm remembers.
 
2021-12-07 9:54:24 AM  

Winterlight: She sounds about as normal as a princess can be. So good for her.


She must have a strong rudder.
 
2021-12-07 9:55:51 AM  

Jack of All Games: Will she properly reward me for saving the world?


Sorry Jack, the princess is in another castle.
 
2021-12-07 9:56:40 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Geotpf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x479]

She looks like one of us.

Five, five posts before somebody mentions/infers she's kind of chubby.

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She's still cute. I'd rather have some extra pounds, than having to be poked by ribs and pointy hip bones.


You don't really need to be concerned about your preferences. You're going to take what the universe gives you.
 
2021-12-07 10:03:42 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Friends of friends tell me Amalia and her family were no different to others, interacting on private messenger groups.


/minor threadjack

When did we all change from saying "different from others" to saying "different to others"?

Because I swear I went to bed one night and everyone was still saying "from" and then when we woke up everyone had spontaneously decided overnight to switch to saying "to."

Is it just me?

/end threadjack


English is a shiatty language for consistency. Not only does it morph with time like many other languages, it steals from other languages, twists, and assimilates. It also uses has multiple definitions and thought in a single word, which can lead to misunderstandings. Why? Because meaning depends on context, adjectives snd adverbs. This leads to word definitions depending on other words in a sentence. Sentence structure can be reversed / reordered depending on word usage and tense. And then there is the vague. Like: 'How do you do?' Really, those words strung together are vague, but the vague meaning is understood in conversation and context external to the sentence.

Don't even get me started on phonetics, vowel slides, colloquialisms, slang, contractions, word concatenations/derivatives.

But, what makes English valuable is in the 'less words, implied meanings, and quick conveyance of conversation' because it depends on multi-definition / multi-thought words and external context.

/no I'm not high. Language / communication is just interesting. What amazes me greatly is that our barely functional, mistake ridden fuzzy logic controller called our brain can parse then understand the idea of what the meat flapping sounds coming from someone else is trying to convey. And that is just one small part of what our brain processes constantly.
 
2021-12-07 10:06:11 AM  
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/he saves the world
//Swedish princess puts out
///slashies sit back and watch
 
2021-12-07 10:06:18 AM  
Belgium, Netherlands and Scandinavian monarchies are relatively popular and stable. Ol' Charlie will probably be the last King of England and Spain is having a nasty case of republicanism as well.
 
2021-12-07 10:08:27 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Friends of friends tell me Amalia and her family were no different to others, interacting on private messenger groups.


/minor threadjack

When did we all change from saying "different from others" to saying "different to others"?

Because I swear I went to bed one night and everyone was still saying "from" and then when we woke up everyone had spontaneously decided overnight to switch to saying "to."

Is it just me?

/end threadjack


British english vs American english. The ever fluid meaning of prepositions, especially when part of a verb phrase, is what I found to be one of the biggest obstacles to learning a new language. They just don't translate 1:1, apparently even among versions of English.

I feel you though.  My similar complaint is people in America that insist on saying "stand on line" instead of "stand in line".  That started showing up like 5 years ago all of a sudden.
 
2021-12-07 10:14:14 AM  

FarkingReading: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Geotpf: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x479]

She looks like one of us.

Five, five posts before somebody mentions/infers she's kind of chubby.

[initfortheparking.files.wordpress.com image 300x277]

[i.imgur.com image 500x395]

She's still cute. I'd rather have some extra pounds, than having to be poked by ribs and pointy hip bones.

You don't really need to be concerned about your preferences. You're going to take what the universe gives you.


I was lucky in life, where I was able to pick and choose.

Of course, that was back in the days of my youth.
 
2021-12-07 10:19:25 AM  
Her dad being a pilot is neat.

"Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, this is your king speaking."
 
2021-12-07 10:19:34 AM  
Is "Dutch throne" slang for toilet or something?

(Joining a long line of Dutch slurs like Dutch courage, Dutch uncle, Dutch treat, Dutch wife, Dutch agreement...)
 
2021-12-07 10:21:08 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Friends of friends tell me Amalia and her family were no different to others, interacting on private messenger groups.


/minor threadjack

When did we all change from saying "different from others" to saying "different to others"?

Because I swear I went to bed one night and everyone was still saying "from" and then when we woke up everyone had spontaneously decided overnight to switch to saying "to."

Is it just me?

/end threadjack


It's more a Brenglish thing than an Americanism.
 
2021-12-07 10:26:58 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Is "Dutch throne" slang for toilet or something?

(Joining a long line of Dutch slurs like Dutch courage, Dutch uncle, Dutch treat, Dutch wife, Dutch agreement...)


You forgot Dutch door.and Dutch Schultz.
 
2021-12-07 10:33:18 AM  

Creidiki: Belgium, Netherlands and Scandinavian monarchies are relatively popular and stable. Ol' Charlie will probably be the last King of England and Spain is having a nasty case of republicanism as well.


Uh huh. Even if the British did end the monarchy, there is no way that happens before one of Diana's kids assumes the throne.
 
2021-12-07 10:35:57 AM  
New Rising Sun:

I feel you though.  My similar complaint is people in America that insist on saying "stand on line" instead of "stand in line".  That started showing up like 5 years ago all of a the sudden.

Fixed that for you.
 
2021-12-07 10:36:28 AM  
Having worked for a Dutch company, I think everyone from Holland claims to be an heir to the Dutch thrown.
 
2021-12-07 10:37:02 AM  

Tabletop: So I looked it up and "be normal" does appear to be a common Dutch phrase. Seems like shooting for mediocrity to me.


If more people would "doe maar gewoon" it would be a better-looking world.

You don't see Dutch people at Walmart in crocs and pajamas, for example.

And they're world leaders in a lot of fields. Must be doing something right.
 
2021-12-07 10:47:24 AM  
"I'll be in Dutch with the wife..."
 
2021-12-07 10:48:24 AM  

Obama's Left Nut: New Rising Sun:

I feel you though.  My similar complaint is people in America that insist on saying "stand on line" instead of "stand in line".  That started showing up like 5 years ago all of a the sudden.

Fixed that for you.


https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/usage-of-all-of-a-sudden
 
2021-12-07 10:50:06 AM  
My fiance would have been the *retracted for privacy* if they hadn't reformed the dutch aristocracy. We have the paper deed to the castle there. And some rad pictures of his grandfather who still held the title. We make fun and say one day we'll take the deed back there and demand back taxes. There's a bar in that town named after his title and I want to walk in and hearald his coming using his title and like a trumpet hahaha "now presenting the *retracted for privacy*
 
2021-12-07 11:06:00 AM  
Dutch.
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2021-12-07 11:10:11 AM  

ToasterRadio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Is "Dutch throne" slang for toilet or something?

(Joining a long line of Dutch slurs like Dutch courage, Dutch uncle, Dutch treat, Dutch wife, Dutch agreement...)

You forgot Dutch door.and Dutch Schultz.


Dutch oven!  Particularly the one involving blankets.
 
2021-12-07 11:14:26 AM  
Dutch oven but no blankets.
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2021-12-07 11:26:23 AM  
Also
She has a vagina
She is prettier
She can speak Dutch
 
2021-12-07 11:28:47 AM  

PerpetualPeristalsis: ToasterRadio: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Is "Dutch throne" slang for toilet or something?

(Joining a long line of Dutch slurs like Dutch courage, Dutch uncle, Dutch treat, Dutch wife, Dutch agreement...)

You forgot Dutch door.and Dutch Schultz.

Dutch oven!  Particularly the one involving blankets.


I meant to quote you on your Dutch oven comment but got confused. So here you are, a Bay Area favorite, the Dutch crunch.

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2021-12-07 11:38:12 AM  
Okay, now I'm going to have to double down on this:

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2021-12-07 11:47:29 AM  
I wonder how you say double-clutch in Double Dutch? Here's some help by the princess herself!

speaking double dutch
Youtube 227CTMZX-qs
 
2021-12-07 11:48:33 AM  

New Rising Sun: Obama's Left Nut: New Rising Sun:

I feel you though.  My similar complaint is people in America that insist on saying "stand on line" instead of "stand in line".  That started showing up like 5 years ago all of a the sudden.

Fixed that for you.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/usage-of-all-of-a-sudden


You point is moo.
 
2021-12-07 11:54:21 AM  
Huh.  Highly unusual for someone of a royal bloodline to be obese.
 
2021-12-07 11:57:19 AM  
and then those of us that have two brain cells to rub together know better.

The terms
"intrinsic" and "mutually exclusive" come to mind.

like this;

"Heir to the Dutch throne keeps it normal at 18"

and yet the reality of her life is that it is intrinsically really different, having been born to so side of bell statistically anomalous a life style.
If "normal" is middle of the bell, how the fook can you be middle of the bell, when everything about your life and upbringing is so side of bell different, not at all experiencing and learning what life is, from the POV of the middle of the bell?

Stats, the worst lie ever, and the best tool to see through a lie, all in one.
 
2021-12-07 12:43:45 PM  
The Mandella Effect strikes again. Clearly, we have jumped a timeline again, from one where Mandella never became president of South Afrika to this one, which is different from to that timeline.
 
2021-12-07 12:53:47 PM  

baka-san: Also
She has a vagina
She is prettier
She can speak Dutch


Have you ever heard Dutch being spoken?

Let's just say German sounds positively romantic in comparison.
 
2021-12-07 1:04:59 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image image 640x479]

She looks like one of us.


I'll bet she just inhales the dong.
 
2021-12-07 1:07:58 PM  

NINEv2: I'll bet she just inhales the dong.


I don't know if it's the utter depravity of this statement, or the unexpected use of the word "dong," but I cannot stop laughing at this.
 
2021-12-07 1:22:38 PM  

SirEattonHogg: baka-san: Also
She has a vagina
She is prettier
She can speak Dutch

Have you ever heard Dutch being spoken?

Let's just say German sounds positively romantic in comparison.


Yes, I have
But I cannot speak it, so that is a difference
 
2021-12-07 1:25:12 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: NINEv2: I'll bet she just inhales the dong.

I don't know if it's the utter depravity of this statement, or the unexpected use of the word "dong," but I cannot stop laughing at this.


*bows*

Always happy to disappoint :)
 
2021-12-07 2:44:19 PM  

SirEattonHogg: baka-san: Also
She has a vagina
She is prettier
She can speak Dutch

Have you ever heard Dutch being spoken?

Let's just say German sounds positively romantic in comparison.


A German friend of mine once quipped that Dutch isn't so much a language as it is a throat illness.

That's saying something.

/RIP Ralf
 
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