January 23, 2004

*Ask Jen: Dutchy Edition

Reader Beth writes, "Why do so many phrases have the word 'dutch' in them?"

Dutch treat, Dutch courage, Dutch auction, etc. are all phrases that were coined by the British. Hint: they are not meant to be flattering.

Do you have a question for me? You can e-mail it. If I know the answer, I'll answer it. If I don't, I might make something up.

Posted by Jennifer at January 23, 2004 10:02 AM


But what about my Dutch oven? Should I ask for Ben Affleck to return it?

Posted by: Tiger at January 25, 2004 07:47 PM