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July 3rd, 2018, 9:30 am

 
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July 3rd, 2018, 9:46 am

journalists in the Netherlands are under attack
A former staffer at a Dutch Muslim political party sent an email to the Netherlands’ largest newspaper saying, “May you get cancer, you filthy, far-right cancer Jews"
the paper was attacked last week
Police investigate after van drives into Telegraaf offices, bursts into flame

this was the second attack on the journalist community in less than a week: someone fired an anti-tank missile (WTH??) into a building building housing the weekly newspaper Panorama.
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 9:55 am

The Dutch, apparently regardless of race and religion, so that's a good sign of assimilation and integration, have this obsession with cancer. They also like to wish the other to get typhoid or cholera if there is no love lost.

One big happy and diseased family.
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 10:07 am

Rutte is used to only 1 reporter a month, small country you know.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 10:57 am

Jolly fellow.
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 11:48 am

The Dutch, apparently regardless of race and religion, so that's a good sign of assimilation and integration, have this obsession with cancer. They also like to wish the other to get typhoid or cholera if there is no love lost.
I don't agree. It's a language-dependent cultural perspective, akin to Sapi-Whorf. In a manner of speaking.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 11:51 am

journalists in the Netherlands are under attack
A former staffer at a Dutch Muslim political party sent an email to the Netherlands’ largest newspaper saying, “May you get cancer, you filthy, far-right cancer Jews"
the paper was attacked last week
Police investigate after van drives into Telegraaf offices, bursts into flame

this was the second attack on the journalist community in less than a week:  someone fired an anti-tank missile (WTH??) into a building building housing the weekly newspaper Panorama.
Try to read between the lines (or even the lines themselves; bikers did it). Methinks you are fishing for compliments.And you don't understand the context. It's a peculiarity of the language in that wishing bad things is correlated with body parts/functions.

BTW football supporters use exactly same phrase (it' in common use) when their team plays against AJAX Amsterdam.
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 11:54 am

journalists in the Netherlands are under attack
A former staffer at a Dutch Muslim political party sent an email to the Netherlands’ largest newspaper saying, “May you get cancer, you filthy, far-right cancer Jews"
the paper was attacked last week
Police investigate after van drives into Telegraaf offices, bursts into flame

this was the second attack on the journalist community in less than a week:  someone fired an anti-tank missile (WTH??) into a building building housing the weekly newspaper Panorama.
Try to read between the lines (or even the lines themselves).
what are we supposed to see in this instance if we "read between the lines?"
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 11:59 am

The Dutch, apparently regardless of race and religion, so that's a good sign of assimilation and integration, have this obsession with cancer. They also like to wish the other to get typhoid or cholera if there is no love lost.
I don't agree. It's a language-dependent cultural perspective, akin to Sapi-Whorf. In a manner of speaking.
What do you mean? What I meant is that cursing in Dutch, for those prone to cursing, tends to include reference to some disease regardless of the race or religion of the person cursing.
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 12:03 pm

The Dutch, apparently regardless of race and religion, so that's a good sign of assimilation and integration, have this obsession with cancer. They also like to wish the other to get typhoid or cholera if there is no love lost.
I don't agree. It's a language-dependent cultural perspective, akin to Sapi-Whorf. In a manner of speaking.
What do you mean? What I meant is that cursing in Dutch, for those prone to cursing, tends to include reference to some disease regardless of the race or religion of the person cursing.
It's part of the language, e.g. "krijg de tering" is popular In Rotterdam,
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 12:04 pm

journalists in the Netherlands are under attack
A former staffer at a Dutch Muslim political party sent an email to the Netherlands’ largest newspaper saying, “May you get cancer, you filthy, far-right cancer Jews"
the paper was attacked last week
Police investigate after van drives into Telegraaf offices, bursts into flame

this was the second attack on the journalist community in less than a week:  someone fired an anti-tank missile (WTH??) into a building building housing the weekly newspaper Panorama.
Try to read between the lines (or even the lines themselves).
what are we supposed to see in this instance if we "read between the lines?"
Again,
Try to read between the lines (or even the lines themselves; bikers did it). Methinks you are fishing for compliments.And you don't understand the context. It's a peculiarity of the language in that wishing bad things is correlated with body parts/functions.

BTW football supporters use exactly same phrase (it' in common use) when their team plays against AJAX Amsterdam.
 
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Re: Those crazeeeee Dutch

July 3rd, 2018, 12:32 pm

In the UK we prefer to say "get hit by a bus", and it means lethally. Cancer would be too much of a burden for the NHS.
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 1:02 pm

In the UK we prefer to say "get hit by a bus", and it means lethally. Cancer would be too much of a burden for the NHS.
why, it's not like they'd actually treat it
 
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July 3rd, 2018, 1:30 pm

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