Left to their own devices


I am always amazed at how Belgian websites juggle French, Dutch and even German information. However, when it comes to English, things get hairy. Theoretically, it is the only non-Belgian language of the lot, but this does not mean that the other languages are all neat and tidy. Hats off to the Belgian federal government for managing very well under these trying multilingual circumstances.

This Flemish website caught my eye, as their Flemish mishaps in English are different than those made by the Dutch in the Netherlands.

7 Responses to “Left to their own devices”

  1. Eric says:

    So, it’s actually flenglish iso dunglish 😉

  2. Natashka says:

    Flemglish, which sounds just as appetizing as Dunglish 🙂

  3. Larry says:

    ‘Iso’ looks like Dunglish for ‘ipv’ to me …

  4. Natashka says:

    It is. Since I know this poster, I just smiled quietly 🙂

  5. geert says:

    Once read on an menu in Brussels: “Chicken Waterzooi à la Gantoise”. I thought: if it’s Wednesday this must be Belgium.

  6. Natashka says:

    (Laughing), The big mistake here is “chicken”, which IMHO should be omitted altogether, as it is redundant.

  7. Eric says:

    “‘Iso’ looks like Dunglish for ‘ipv’ to me …”

    🙂 Me lazy

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