The Government never taught me Dutch, it was something I taught myself in preparation for heading to Suriname. I am VERY glad I did! One of the phrases I learned before the trip was “De tuin is mooi.” I remember thinking, “Why the hell would I EVER say that?!” As it turned out, all the time. Who knew?

I wonder if I could use it as a double entendre? Hmmm. I’ll have to ask the one woman I know that speaks Dutch. I might be slapped. The things I do for linguistics!