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* 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.


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