Yes a silly name but there’s more

Loo in Holland

My Dutch is a bit shaky when saying anything else other than asking for cream which I’m proud to say is ‘slagroom,’ well I’ve always believed that it the right word. However we don’t have to worry about learning other languages because we are lucky enough to have something wonderful Google Translate! Aren’t we?

Now as we have seen from numerous Chinese Restaurant Menus in International Hotels relying upon Google Translate can prove, well let’s be kind and say… problematical.

The same applies for the little tag line above the village of Loo’s name on the speed limit sign. ‘Kern met pit’ translated, from the Dutch by Google Translate and I use the word ‘translated’ loosely, translates to ‘Core with kernel.’ Which I am pretty confident it utter nonsense.

If anyone knows what it actually means I would love to know especially as the good people of Loo have spelt their name correctly, unlike the villages in Cornwall.


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