They ain’t got rhythm

Het Parool
Het Parool
Het Parool

Happy New Year! What a great bunch of coincidences. First, as of tomorrow I’ll be receiving the Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool for two weeks free of charge and second, someone sent me some mistakes the paper made in today’s newspaper that are worth a post. They used the word ‘rhythm’ three times and got it wrong all three times, with two different spellings – all on page 2. Let’s blame the New Year’s festivities.

Yes it’s a tough word to spell, all the more reason to check it, especially since it’s a foreign word. Here’s where that Greek the Dutch study in secondary school comes in handy.

(Article and title suggestion by Robin at Dutch News)

4 Responses to “They ain’t got rhythm”

  1. Larry says:

    I get the impression ancient Greek isn’t very popular in Dutch schools these days – few people wondering how to spell it are thinking, ‘Oh yeah, just like ῥυθμός’, I bet.

  2. Invader_Stu says:

    Happy New Year

  3. Natashka says:

    Happy New Year back!

  4. Natashka says:


    “This one was borrowed from Greek (and conveniently never returned) so it is spelled the way we spell words borrowed from Greek and conveniently never returned.”

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