On Politics, Language and Manners

The Hague,  known internationally as the city of peace and justice is also the seat of the Dutch government and parliament. Queen Beatrix, the official head of state resides and works in this city. It is home to over 130 international organisations and some 115 foreign embassies.

It is no wonder that with such density of  political and diplomatic activity and the accompanying protocol The Hague has acquired a reputation for its formal ways and manners, be it in the language, style or dress.

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Brit Dekker : A Rising Star of Dutch Reality TV



Brit Dekker, a peroxide well- endowed blonde reality star  on the rise in the Netherlands, appeared this week on the popular prime time TV talk show “De wereld draait door” (And the world turns).
Brit does not come from a dynastic, or big money family. Hers is a popularity hard earned. In the   “survival of the fittest” kind of show on RTL where she outwitted  all other girl participants. By simply being herself. Crude, unpolished, and admirably uninformed. Not to say ignorant.

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