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Dutch Party ??? December 7, 2007

Filed under: Ctrl_C+Ctrl_V — intimateramc @ 12:03 pm

In a leisure Friday evening , answering a chain mail from friends, I used a word Dutch Party ? After sending the mail I exclaimed whatz this buzz word actually means, so in Result ,

The expression means each person pays his own expense at a party or treat. It dates back to the 17th century when the English and the Dutch were building their respective empires and were enemies.

The Dutch have been a verbal target for English ever since (i.e. Dutch courage = liquor-induced courage; Double Dutch = gibberish). Anyone throwing or initiating a Dutch party was considered a tightwad.

Thanks : Times of India


One Response to “Dutch Party ???”

  1. Sami Says:

    oh athu ithu thaana !

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