More toilet humour

another toilet sign

I adore the ‘greatful’ part! Another international cliché about the Dutch is their obsession with cleaning toilets. The amount of advertising poured into products specifically related to keeping your toilet clean is mind-boggling. And then there’s the different kinds of toilets, one of which constantly needs brushing, if you get my drift. This bit of Dunglish is easily blamed on the cleaning staff, who probably don’t speak English and don’t have to. So flush it.

(Photo: Frank)

3 Responses to “More toilet humour”

  1. Larry says:

    They might actually have asked a native speaker to do this one: ‘greatful’ is something I see a lot from native speakers, whereas in Dunglish I would have expected ‘gratefull’ with two Ls …

  2. Natashka says:

    You read my mind! I bought a Dutch pressing of a Nat King Cole CD once which had “Wonderfull” in the metadata.

  3. Eric says:

    This sign reminds me of “het Grote Meneer Kaktus Lied”

    Alles schoon, alles keurig
    Meneer Kaktus is tevree
    Alles fris, alles fleurig
    Meneer Kaktus zegt: Okee!


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