Tag: Albert Heijn


100 grams of lipogram

Filed under: — Natashka @ 1:28 pm

This reminds me of Gadsby, a book with no letter ‘e’ in it by American novelist Ernest Vincent Wright. Nope, I never read it, but we talked about the idea of a lipogram back in secondary school.

(Photo: Tom, thanks Marijcke!)

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Protest against Euroshopper English

Filed under: — Natashka @ 10:01 am

The Taalverdediging group, defending the Dutch language, plans to protest on Saturday 13 November at 1 pm the local Albert Heijn supermarket in Assen, Drenthe against the use of what they call “Euroshopper English’, which is the English used on generic brand products, often sold throughout the European Union.

“Prawn crackers, puff pastry biscuits, salt soft liquorice, milk chocolate sprinkles, almond flavoured rounds, rusk, Dutch spiced coockies and big battenbergs. Are we still in the Netherlands? No, we’re at Albert Heijn where the Dutch language no longer counts!”

(Link: Photo of an endive potato mash with meatless sausage by Jasja Dekker, some rights reserved)

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