I assumed that Fleur is a girl, since it’s French for ‘flower’, and I pray that no mother would name her boy ‘flower’.
In any case, this is sufficiently lame for lamebook. I presume that the (teenage) daughter threw some sort of hissy fit at her mother, posted this status on facebook, then got in trouble for it. Delightful.
Saffer, I have known Fleurs in the U.S. – two of them. It’s not that crazy. And lots of people from the Netherlands speak English and other languages fluently. It’s not like in America where everyone thinks it’s their god given right to dumb themselves down by only learning one language growing up.
@Saffer, I don’t know. Probably for the same reason as I do when I post a status in English on fb: -so all mutual friends can read it. Most of my Dutch friends do the same. The other thing that made me think they might be Dutch is the lack of spelling mistakes…
Anyway, I think it’s stranger Fleur calls her friend Mell ‘Jamie’.
What I don’t get is why people don’t block certain people from seeing certain statuses.
I mean, I have a few people on my friends list that I don’t really wish to have there butt couldn’t really ignore when they friend requested me. So what I have done is basically set my privacy settings so none of those people ever see anything I post. It makes it look like I’m hardly ever on there (whereas, in reality, I pretty much live on FB).
You can also do that on a post by post basis, so they can see when you post certain things, but not others.
I’ll never understand people who “forget” their mom or their boss is on FB and get themselves in this kind of trouble. But Lamebook wouldn’t have half as many posts as it does if everyone actually thought for 2 seconds before posting something.
deanna6812, I don’t know. I knew an Italian boy named Fiore, which means flower. “Fleur” does seem a lot more feminine, though.
skunkor, I’m not sure knowing only one language “dumbs you down.” If anything, it just maintains your intelligence at the same level. Anyway, I’m pretty sure these people aren’t Dutch because I don’t think Dutch people use the word “naw” (or “naaw”), and why wouldn’t the mother speak in their native language to the kid? If my mom and I both speak French, that doesn’t mean she’s going to scold me in French.
Thanks lametothemin that was my point to ladyda. The mom would most likely speak her native tongue to her child, esp if scolding her. I doubt the Dutch say ‘mommy’ too, wouldn’t it be ‘ma’ or something, and the have Hives which is more common than Facebook. It sounds like a native English speaker to me. anyway, really, who gives a fuck? I don’t, I’m just wasting hours till the weekend begins.
Hey, look at that, we’re famous. Fleur is my daughter, she’s 14. We live in Australia where the government gives public school students a free laptop in year 9. They get to keep it if they graduate from high school.
I’m on her friends list because she’s not allowed Facebook unless I can keep an eye on her, but that doesn’t seem to stop her from repeatedly forgetting and posting that she’s wopping school, or drinking ill-gotten Bicardi Breezers in the park.
She refers to me as “mummy” because she’s annoyed and is being a sarcastic brat. Bring on maturity, says I!
@Saffer please don’t Hyve us just because we is Dutch… I do have an account but only use it to send a smiley to my grandparents or little cousins. They are the ones that still use Hyves. The rest of us Facebook, Twitter, etc. We barely wear our clogs nowadays either.
When I was in Amsterdam I came across a cranky old Dutch woman selling hot chips. I saw that I had the option of purchasing hot chips with “Wild American Sauce.”
I was intrigued, but also apprehensive. I thought to myself “Does this cranky old woman have a crazy American prisoner chained in her dungeon, and does she force him to produce ‘sauce?’ Does she heat his sauce. Does she cool it? Does she add anything else to it, like, say, finely diced onions? Salt? Is her prisoner getting old and is she on the hunt for a replacement?!”
Needless to say, my curiousity got the better of me, and I gave it a go. It was not the essense of some poor captured schizophreniac as I had feared it might be. The sauce was good, and I had no regrets. If I had to describe it in one word, I would say it was “mustard.”
The Dutch hardly have any sayings about the English.
Well I did find two.
#Cooking English style – meaning overcooked greasy, unhealthy food out of cans-
#Sex English style – bd/sm implying British can’t practise a normal sexlife due to boarding school traumas.
During the nineteenth century, Afghans were brought to Australia as camel drivers. There were also migrants from china who came here for the gold rush. If you go to Broome in the north west of Australia many people there are a mix of aboriginal, Chinese, Sri lankan and Indonesian.
I think I also need to bring to your attention that Australia has an indigenous population, although many less refined Australians pretend that they don’t exist, so not ALL Australians descend from the English (not me for a start).
I’m going to pretend that ignorant comment from n00dle didn’t happen. Besides, this is getting old and off topic.
@41 LadyDa, maybe someday you can show me a proper Dutch Waterfall. Must agree with PA Dutch weed is excellent, am living in Amsterdam and would recommend something called “Amnesia” to anyone that happens to come and visit.
Walter, I am still trying to figure out which sauce you had with those chips. Do you remember in which area you got it? Usually they eat it with mayonnaise or a think brownish peanut sauce. Clogs are overrated but make nice salad bowls…
@stomabeutel v1.1 with added empathic capabilities
Judging your seduction skills by your internetz suave, I’m confident a Dutch waterfall -or any sexual act performed on you- will only take place in your dreams.
I will however, lighten your burden in another area: The sauce You and Walter are talking about is ‘American fritessaus’ by Calve and Remia. Ingredients: mayonaisse, parsley, mustard, onion, sugar. http://www.remia.nl/consument/producten.aspx?id=52
Sold in a 500ml squeezy bottle for approx. €1,59 in any Albert Heyn near you.
It was interesting to make your acquaintance, a real eyeopener to see how much the English are annoyed by the Dutch while I’ve yet to meet an English person saying this IRL.
You live in Amsterdam I understand. Have fun come Queensday, hope you will have a good time despite all those awful Dutch people that bother you so much.
Yeah, that looks right. I think the version I had was homemade though. It was a mayonnaise base with a dominant mustard flavor. And it was sweet. And it had a couple other things in there as well.
Shitbags, it was at a market thing where they had various stands set up selling things like chips with wild American sauce and clog magnets.
It’s been a few years but…… I think you start at the train station. Walk by some old historical boats on the pointless bridge. Then through the street with the women in the windows. Keep going along the river for about 1.5 km. Follow the river as it turns to the right. About 100 later there is a bridge. Cross it. Around there somewhere there is a grocery store. The market is outside the grocery store. Make sure you have a lot of coins for the parking meters because they don’t accept foreign credit cards.
Ehm Queensday has got nothing to do with gays. It is a celebration in honour of the queens mothers’ birthday. Gays are just celebrating too, just like everyone is welcome to, including you. If you would ask any Dutch person, (Or! Maybe even befriend one) they would be happy to explain to you where to get a parking card.
Of course! I have no problem with that. Seems only fair since I am new to this forum thing and everything.
And now I give all these details I hope everyone will like me and we can be friendz????
Here you can see:
@Ladyda, I most have mixed Queensday with Gaypride. Easy mistake to make. Welcome to the FB club, you are a nice addition (for a Dutch person). Only thing to do now, is to purchase a car and figure out how to operate that parking meter.
@verisimilitude If you were my mom, and did that controlling bitchy mom shit, you would definitely be taking more than just a step back. There’s this thing called deleting and blocking you off her friends that Fleur should do, and also this thing called technology impaired idiot parents. You wouldn’t know how to unblock and such even if you confiscate it.
Or, as she’s 14, she can wait until later to kick your ass. Mum isn’t being a smartass either, idiot. It’s something UK and Aussies use instead of mom.
TL;DR Taking priviledges away doesn’t work, kick your kids ass.
@Keona Using “Mummy” in the context her kid did is being a smartarse, also just to clarify “Mom” is what US people use instead of “Mum” because “Mum” was around long before your bastardised version of English was invented.