Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flint Artifacts: Dutch Pennant

I've haven't seen many examples of Dutch stereotyping, but this probably qualifies.


  1. He vass spending dat money in Flint he generated from dat Great Tulip Bulb Heist. Yah?

  2. WOW, my grandmother talked like that when she is kidding around. Never thought she was making fun of the Dutch. I am not sure if she even realizes it either. Maybe that sort of joking stuck with her and she forgot where it came from.


  3. What is that - a placemat? Was there some Dutch-style restaurant in Flint?


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