Bottomliners by Eric and Bill Teitelbaum

Bottomliners

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  1. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 1 year ago

    Never understood why they call it that….

  2. JusSayin

    JusSayin GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @The J.A.M.

    Because the city was built around the port and waterfront near the dam on the Amstel river.

  3. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, over 1 year ago

    @JusSayin

    I think we were referring to the act of each paying his own way being called going Dutch.

  4. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    @JusSayin

    huzzah!

  5. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Got to give her some credit, it is a delightful city to explore.

  6. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 1 year ago

    @The J.A.M.
    Thus you’ve never been to the Netherlands….

  7. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 1 year ago

    @daniel_bel

    No, I haven’t. Why is it called “going Dutch” when each person pays for himself?

  8. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 1 year ago

    Because they do. Nobody ever even thinks of buying others a drink. Fairness is when each pays his/her dues, bar, reastaurant, movies, anywhere. Only in business relations and close family does one pay for the others. Otherwise it’s always separate billing. And no tips of course. Partly true in Belgium too. FYI

  9. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, over 1 year ago

    The United States was originally settled by people from the British Isles and then from Germany. In this context, Dutch is a corruption of the word “deutch”, which means German in the German language, and it implied a criticism of the German immigrants. Dutch treat came to mean no treat at all, and Dutch uncle meant someone who was more strict than loving. I believe there are more examples of this but cannot think of any at the moment.

  10. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 1 year ago

    So Dutch and Germans are stingy people?

  11. erictee

    erictee said, over 1 year ago

    Nice observations- funny stuff!

  12. wroady

    wroady said, over 1 year ago

    But Sweetie… Prostitution is legal in Denmark… you’ll be able to work your airfare off.

  13. JusSayin

    JusSayin GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @georgelcsmith

    The United States was originally settled by the Spanish. St Augustine FL and Biloxi MS was settled by Spanish settlers long before Plymouth Rock. St Petersburg still has some of the original settlers looking for fountain of youth.

  14. daniel_bel

    daniel_bel said, over 1 year ago

    The Dutch are people from the Netherlands, the expression to go Dutch applies to them. Not to the Germans. Even if it’s true that the word Dutch derives from Deutsch.
    There are similar sayings in latin languages, where Hollanders are not called by a name related to Deutsch…
    The people from Holland are like Scottish people, labeled as sitting on their money. It’s as true as the British self-control (been to a football match or rock concert recently?).
    .
    But they do like to pay THEIR dues, that’s all. Not yours.

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