Dutch Language

Helpful to remember

Een goed begin is het halve werk.
A good start is half the work.

Roei met de riemen die je hebt.
Row with the oars you've got, make do with what's available.

hutspot (sometimes known as hutsepot)
Mulligan stew, perhaps a good synonym for SpaghettiCode ?

Praten is zilver, zwijgen is goud
Talk is silver, silence is golden (I think GermanLanguage has this too. [Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist Gold.])

Een schip op het strand is een baken in zee
A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea. (As quoted by FredBrooks in TheMythicalManMonth.)

Doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg
Just act normally, that's crazy enough.

Laat hem een toontje lager zingen
Take him down a peg.

For those who read TerryPratchett there is something endearing about a language that has the word "ook".

But LispLanguage had "ook" first...

What is "ook" in the LispLanguage? And FWIW, I doubt LispLanguage predates the DutchLanguage.


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