Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] BLUG
From: Chandos Michael Brown <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 15:56:30 -0400

And a secret language it is.  When I was teaching in the university in 
Leiden, attempting to master at least a basic level of walk-about Dutch, my 
friends and colleagues made merciless fun of me. "Why bother?" they'd 
say.  "*You're* not Dutch.  Speak English."

And then there's the absolutely occult "austjeblieft" (sic), which only the 
Dutch and the Illuminati know when to use properly.


>And Bernard: our secret language is Dutch. Incidently:
>probably older than German.
>Sander van Hulsenbeek

Chandos Michael Brown
Assoc. Prof., History and American Studies
College of William and Mary