in reply to Favorite Slacking Activity

Sleep's really my choice, but I had to vote for knuffelen(1) since aside from lekker(2) with accompanying hand motion(3) it's the best Dutch word for non-Dutch people.

(1) snuggling.
(2) delicious/succulent/enjoyable/good
(3) There's a hand motion that goes along with lekker when you're talking about food. Some people have a hard time noticing that the rest of the world has no idea what's going on when they wave their hand frantically over their ear while stuffing their mouthes.

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Re: (kudra) Re: Favorite Slacking Activity
by vroom (Pope) on Mar 15, 2001 at 12:44 UTC
    All I can say is that the Dutch are going to love me when I step off a plane provided I ever make it over there.

    Thanks to pschoonveld for giving me a crash course in a few choice Dutch words on his recent visit to the states.

    vroom | Tim Vroom |

      I guess they will 'knuffel' vroom and find him 'lekker'. ;-)

      Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
      First, the title is a joke. I've had beer with pschoonveld and thus find him rather cool.

      That being said, here's a fair warning: when I was moving to Amsterdam, he advised me to demand a certain clause in my contract that translates to "pants not required." Fortunately, I asked what it meant before making said demand :) Since I will be leaving Amsterdam soon, I haven't quite figured out how to exact revenge (just kidding, pschoonveld!).

      Incidentally, the "hand motion" that kudra mentions resembles (to me) a Hillary Clinton wave in the direction of one's ear. Never could figure out what that had to do with "lekker."


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Re: (kudra) Re: Favorite Slacking Activity
by asmodai (Novice) on Mar 21, 2001 at 19:30 UTC

    Definately agree on the `knuffelen' part. :)