Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Dutch Thought:

For some reason Dutch people place a 'the' in front of everything… the Albert Heijn; the Vondelpark. You get the picture. But for some reason, no one ever says: the weekend. It's just 'weekend' to the Dutch. As in the context: 'I can't wait for weekend'. And I always smile when I hear it; secretly wanting to correct everyone, by telling them to add a 'the' to the equation. But I don't. But they're more than happy to point out your grammar mistakes in their language. Why is it ok for non-native English speakers to fix your grammar in their native tongue, but oppositely considered rude to correct their non-native English?