Linguistic Differences

Don’t step in it!

The WordPress Daily Prompt provides the theme of Droll.  As a Dutch-born punster, this is just too much to resist!

There are a number of words in the English language that make Dutch boys guffaw with suppressed delight, as their homonyms in Dutch have a meaning that is not part of polite dinner conversation.  It’s the perfect excuse to use a dirty word, as it’s a foreign language!

So when I saw the word Droll, the opportunity presented itself to post about its Dutch homonym, Drol; it’s certainly not among the worst words in the language, but nonetheless capable of evoking a snicker, as it means turd.

And, would you believe that exactly 4 years ago, I photographed this masterpiece?

2013-11-16 Paarde Drollen HDR
Paardendrollen

This came about on a trip to Chincoteague, where we photographed the horses and much more!

On a historic note, horse manure did present some serious problems in terms of pollution, about which you can read up in The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894.

Have a wonderful day!