Being a James Bond fan, I finally went to see Casino Royale in Haarlem and for the occasion, I splurged on some popcorn. Here is what I found on the popcorn box.
It’s close to English, but it’s in poor Dunglish taste. They even registered the word (yes, that’s right, one word – should be two) ‘scaryshit’ as a trademark! Not convinced it’s a bad idea?
Imagine products with ‘coolshit’, ‘funshit’ and the likes… Dutch products… Dumbing down anyone?
This is a case where swearing in a foreign language is considered less offensive than in your own. Although their event sounds great, the use of bad language puts me off. This is again proof that Dunglish – no matter how shitty – seems to sell better than Dutch to Dutch people. That’s scary.