I got back yesterday from my action-packed karate weekend in Rotterdam and was glad to be home. I sat myself down for some well-deserved channel surfing and the first new advert on Dutch TV featured some annoying Dunglish. An advert for one of the many energy companies boasts yet another middle-aged male superhero, a trend at the moment in the Netherlands. (see this telecom ‘superhero’ and read the Dunglish menu). Our masked man’s chest reads “verspilling is killing” or “waste is killing”, which is incorrect not to mention exaggerated. Dunglish history is repeating itself, as you can see by this previous posting.
Besides the lame attempt at a rhyme, why are we being subjected to bulging, unattractive middle-aged men, while other adverts flaunt lingerie-clad women? Enough already!