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Re: Anti British backlash in times of Covid

I want some real Dutch gouda. And toast. And marmite.
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Re: Anti British backlash in times of Covid

Why Gouda when you are surround by artisan GruyŤres, Comtť, Morbier, Mt d'Or producers? BTW have you tried Cenovis? Not quite the same, but I like both.
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Old 30.01.2021, 14:55
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I can usually pull it off, but when I come under suspicion Iím accused of coming from The Netherlands!
Iím routinely asked if Iím Dutch. I donít think the Swiss expect brits to speak french competently.
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Iím routinely asked if Iím Dutch. I donít think the Swiss expect brits to speak french competently.
I am routinely asked if I am Dutch ... in the UK lol. And I do speak French competently, lol.
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Old 30.01.2021, 16:15
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I am routinely asked if I am Dutch ... in the UK lol. And I do speak French competently, lol.
I am also routinely asked if I am Dutch. It certainly can't have anything to do with my German language ability so it must be because I am blond and fairly tall.
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Old 30.01.2021, 16:23
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I am blond and fairly tall.
How tall is fairly tall? Over 6'?

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Old 30.01.2021, 16:33
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How tall is fairly tall? Over 6'?

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No, just taller than your average female of 60 years. One of the typical Dutch stereotypes is being tall.
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Old 30.01.2021, 16:42
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Re: Anti British backlash in times of Covid

My late wife, as well as my later sister and law, were both 5'10", my younger daughter and step daughter are both 5'8".

I've got an Italian female friend who is 5'11".

And daughter's BFF is 6'0".

None are Dutch.

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Old 30.01.2021, 16:48
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My late wife, as well as my later sister and law, were both 5'10", my younger daughter and step daughter are both 5'8".

I've got an Italian female friend who is 5'11".

And daughter's BFF is 6'0".

None are Dutch.

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It was a throwaway comment.
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Old 30.01.2021, 17:06
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I want some real Dutch gouda. And toast. And marmite.
My husband (Dutch) is fairly happy with the Gouda (young) in Aldi. Coop also has older Gouda. Both are from the NL.

But of course, preference for cheese is quite personal.

As for height, my husband, his dad and his non identical twin brothers were/are each between 6í4-6í5. Only one however, was blonde. Not a lot of blondes in the fam.
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I am routinely asked if I am Dutch ... in the UK lol. And I do speak French competently, lol.
That's a compliment - means your English is perfect but it's just about detectable you are from continental Europe. For a native Francophone that's uncommon.

People here read my huguenot surname, and when it's clear I'm a beginner at German go instantly into French.
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Old 30.01.2021, 17:43
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I am also routinely asked if I am Dutch. It certainly can't have anything to do with my German language ability so it must be because I am blond and fairly tall.
People speak Swiss German to me here thinking I am Heidi and Hoch Deutsch in the Swiss German part, though, blond moi.

Czech, Swedish and Croats are the tallest in Europe, I think. We aren't even that blonde back there, I must have been a fluke.

I have to try the Aldi gouda, Denner's one is too..indistinct I'd say. Saw cheddar in Aldi, too. Gouda has a really nice tang to it, but not overwhelming. The gourmet French cheeses here are really intense, I feel like I am getting too much for my bucks. Especially chŤvre, that's palate roller-coaster. Gruyere is a different category, it's a once a week Christmas thing, I have to pace myself with it.

I have to make a jacked potato with cream cheese, chives and grated cheddar, bliss..Such a winter comfort thing.
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Old 30.01.2021, 17:50
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Czech, Swedish and Croats are the tallest in Europe, I think. We aren't even that blonde back there, I must have been a fluke.

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Nope, at least not according to this ranking:

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1.839
Netherlands 1.838
Montenegro 1.832
Denmark 1.826
Norway 1.824
Serbia 1.820
Germany 1.810
Iceland 1.810
Croatia 1.805
Czech Republic 1.803
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Nope, at least not according to this ranking:

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1.839
Netherlands 1.838
Montenegro 1.832
Denmark 1.826
Norway 1.824
Serbia 1.820
Germany 1.810
Iceland 1.810
Croatia 1.805
Czech Republic 1.803
True, 2019. Swedes aren't even in the 1st 10, surprise.
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True, 2019. Swedes aren't even in the 1st 10, surprise.
Iíve never thought of the Swedes as being particularly tall but thatís based on the blokes from ABBA.

I always had the Dutch as the tallest in Europe which wasnít far wrong based on Roegnerís list.
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It was a throwaway comment.
My big toe is longer than my second toe.
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So is mine, does that make us special?
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So is mine, does that make us special?
#MeToe!

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So is mine, does that make us special?
I feel it gives us balance.
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I am also routinely asked if I am Dutch. It certainly can't have anything to do with my German language ability so it must be because I am blond and fairly tall.
well, I am not lol
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