Skip to comments.The Dutch have fun with Katie Couric's strange comments about speedskating
Posted on 02/12/2018 3:50:44 AM PST by C19fan
When it comes to trolling at the Olympics, the Dutch are gold medal winners. First a pair of Dutch speedskating fans had a laugh at U.S. president Donald Trumps expense. Now theyre taking aim at American broadcaster Katie Couric after some incorrect assumptions she made about the country when it was introduced during the Opening Ceremony. As the Netherlands entered the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during Fridays parade of nations, Couric shared a theory on why the Dutch are so good on the oval.
(Excerpt) Read more at verizon.yahoo.com ...
In summer us Dutch swim to work and grocery store via the canals. You’ll hear that next summer Olympics.
Jos Duijvestein (@JosDuijvestein) February 10, 2018
Why are they so good? you may be asking yourselves. Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam which sits at sea level.”
“As you all know, it has lots of canals that can freeze in the winters. So, for as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other, and also to have fun.
So true; they are right to despise us in terms of education.
What a stupid b!tch...
There are paintings at the National Gallery from the Dutch Golden Age of people skating.
Their olympic ice fishing team is pretty darn good too.......
Fun beating her up, but during the Little Ice Age, that was about the only way to get around for most of the year...so there is some history there, similar to Scandinavians and skiing, and Kenyans and running.
Fair, unfair, never mattered to Katie Couric when she was heaping her own politically motivated scorn on anyone else, so have at it. She’s sown plenty, time to reap.
What a racket it must have been for all those Dutch running in their wooden shoes to beat up on Katie. CLOP CLOP CLOPPITY CLOP
They wore wooden shoes in summer so they could float on the canals.
more FAKE NEWS (TM) from NBC.
So they are bred that way? it's in the Dutch genes?
Stereotypes... bah! My “Dutch” ancestors came from some Frisian islands, and there wasn’t much skating on the North Sea. Now if the Olympics ever had an event that showcased being dour and humorless...
It’s all the pot that they put in their pastries they eat in their coffee shops with breakfast every morning.
Apparently, though, they do like to skate.
“...it’s in the Dutch genes?”
Whoops, my bad. Misremembered it.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.