Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jun 10 03:01:47 UTC 2006

>Farmer & Henley list a whole bunch of anti-Dutch slurs and epithets,
>whose origin they associate with the Herring Wars over supremacy of
>the North Sea fishing routes.

There sure are plenty. But perhaps the current "dutchman" is much more
recent, and of innocent origin? Like maybe from an image of a Dutch fellow
plugging an undesirable aperture in an embankment, like in the story?

-- Doug Wilson

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