donderdag 20 augustus 2009
Dutch names in Australia
The pronounciation of dutch names here in Australia can give a few laughs.
Last saturday I went gliding and there was a visitor who had a voucher for a gliding flight. I asked him his name "SHOOT" he said. Just to be sure I asked him how to spell it "S C H U I T".(obviously a dutch name)
Oh, I said "S K O U T"
Yes! he said, how did you know?
The other one is on the TV. A newsreader with the name "GROEN" which she pronouces as "GREW-EN"
The cheese "GOUDA" is pronounced here as "GOO-DA".
The other one which makes me laugh is an actress with the name "BRAAKENSIEK"