* Boudewijn Rempt <[log in to unmask]> [000502 00:37]: > On Mon, 1 May 2000, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote: > > > Does political rhetoric in your country play this card? Is there > > "un-Dutch", un-French", "un-Argentinian", "un-Swedish", "un-Danish".... > > behavior? How is it codified (by which I mean, what prized views of your > > country is it supposed to be antithetical to?), and what is the push-button > > term in your various languages? "osvensk"? > > I'd say not at all - we're rather self-deprecating in nature, and > 'typisch Nederlands' (typically Dutch) isn't a compliment at all. > Sometimes some commentator stands up and says in public that we should > appreciate our Dutch culture more, and he (or she) is hooted away... > > On-Nederlands - no, I haven't ever heard it being used except as a > compliment. Same here, though the gummint has worked a bit to make us feel good about ourselves... "Det er typisk norsk å være god", but it's fake really, used ironically/sarcastically. t.