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frogapplause commented on the word hottentottententententoonstelling
Hottentott is a racist and derogatory word. The Dutch made fun of the Khoekhoe language because to them it sounded as though the Khoe people were stuttering. (Depending on dialect, in Dutch "Hottentott" means "stutterer").
July 17, 2008
qroqqa commented on the word hottentottententententoonstelling
I wonder if it's longer than the German Hottentottenpotentatentantenattentat?
* runs out of fingers and toes *
July 15, 2008
sionnach commented on the word hottentottententententoonstelling
I wonder if any of the Hottentots are raccoonnookkeepers?
she commented on the word hottentottententententoonstelling
Exposition of Hottentot tents. (Playful Dutch word; Hottentotten + tenten + tentoonstelling.)
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