Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: mass55th

Interesting...in the 1970s, my dad said the Dutch got ripped off when they bought Manhattan from the Indians. I wonder if New Amsterdam was strong what America would be like today. Hartford would be Houshope (House of Hope) in Dutch, I’d guess,.


19 posted on 08/17/2019 1:08:43 PM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies ]


To: Deplorable American1776

My Dad always called potholders, and kitchen mitts “hand shoes.” We used to laugh at him about it. But it wasn’t until a short while ago that I discovered the Dutch name for gloves is “handschoe.” He didn’t speak Dutch at home, only when he was swearing, and then of course none of us knew what he was saying.


20 posted on 08/17/2019 1:17:06 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson