Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Expatica Article: Getting inside Dutch humor

“A week from now begins the World Cup in Germany and I am quite curious how far and hard the Dutch will thrust their sense of humour down the throats of the Germans. Are we then going to witness a sacrilege; a sea of orange Nazi helmets flooding the German football stadiums?”

“When I first listened to Hans Teeuwen, a famous Dutch stand-up comedian, his exaggerated pumping adrenalin-rush sexual monologues left me in a bemused state. One of his exceptionally popular stage parodies was about women. In general, he said, all women are "kuthoeren" (cunt whores). I felt, in the most literal sense, like I was in a tug-of-war; part of me wanted to laugh out loud while the other part was totally appalled. --- Hilarious, definitely, but the insults and sexually explicit rant were way below the belt.

To add abnormality to the insult, the reaction of our Dutch women friends was a huge surprise; they laughed their hearts out and didn't feel put out at all.”

To continue reading the article, please click: Expatica - Getting inside Dutch humor or click the Dutched Pinay logo on the side bar just below the shoutbox.

Tags: Dutch humor at work (05/2005), Bubble wrap and some humor (04/2005), Expatica Main, Expatica Netherlands, Netherlands Expat Blog

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