Wednesday, December 28, 2011

‘Scumvillage’ – New Dutch Word of the Year

The annual competition for the new word of the year has – as a sign of the times – been won by the word “scumvillage” (tuigdorp). The word was invented by Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party who suggested that persistent offenders would be separated in such a village where only asocial people would be housed. The word won 43% of the votes. In second place came the word “Guinea pig police” (caviapolitie) – a nickname for the new animal cops.

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