What a gas

DAG article

This wonderful bit of Dunglish from yesterday’s Dutch newspaper DAG was used to illustrate how bad Dutch managers are at speaking English properly, according to a Mr Kruithof over at the ITA Talencentrum (= marketing ploy). He actually goes on about how much they also suck at French and German. Of course, he has courses to remedy all of this and I just have this free blog I like to share with you.

For the non-Dutch inclined, this means “we use our own gas” and in Dutch, the idea is to say “gas from our own country”. When you’re a smart-ass manager who drives a dark blue Opel lease car and wears the same non-descript suit the entire week, you translate things literally and sound like a hick.

Read the rest of this shameless self-promotion right there (in Dutch).

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4 Responses to “What a gas”

  1. marcia w says:

    I laughed so hard I was left with no gas to comment ;>)

  2. Ellen says:

    Whahaha, this one is almost suitable for the book ‘I always get my sin’ 😉

  3. Eric says:

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a dark blue Opel lease car! 😉

  4. Natashka says:

    I thought of you when I wrote this, and you spotted it 🙂

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