[Ads-l] Scrooge McDuck and the Dutch word of the year for 2014

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 16 22:00:53 UTC 2014

Hat-tip to Clay Harris on twitter for a link to the article below.

Title: Dagobertducktaks - a special tax for the rich - is Van Dale's
word of the year Society
Date: December 16, 2014



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Dagobertducktaks has been voted new Dutch word of the year by visitors
to the Van Dale dictionary group website with almost 18% of the vote.

A Dagobertducktaks is an extra tax for the super rich, named after
Donald Duck's uncle Dagobert - known as Scrooge McDuck in English.

Second was moestuinsocialisme - literally vegetable garden socialism -
from Labour minister Jetta Klijnsma who said gardening is a good
option for old people on low incomes.
[End excerpt]

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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