Tag Archives: Dutch

Language Distinction: Going Dutch and Coming Back Afrikaans


In the same way that everyone knows the words to Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer” without knowing how, why or where we learned the lyrics, everyone also knows that Dutch is closely related to Afrikaans (maybe some of you know “Living On A Prayer” in Dutch and Afrikaans; if that’s the case, we want(…)

Everyday Words The English Language Has Stolen


English as we know it has only really existed since the 17th century (not to say it hasn’t been developing since around the 5th century as Old English).  Considered a Germanic language, with Scandinavian influences, the tongue has gone through quite the transition to reach the YOLO stages we’re currently experiencing.  English is a language(…)

And The Weirdest Name Award Goes to…Taco Monster!


Fact: There is a Dutch medical professional named Taco Monster.    Most Americans have heard the urban legend about twins named Lemonjello and Orangejello, which further internet research suggests might actually be the names of at least one set of twins in the US’s Deep South. One guy’s parents, however, appear to have taken the(…)