June 5, 2011
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To save a little money on this trip – and because, to be honest, it sounded like fun – we didn’t fly to Eindhoven, or even to Amsterdam.

One fellow on his cell phone said, “Hallo! Wat? OK! Nee…”. Dutch vowels are surprisingly close to American English. (So are Scots vowels from the far North; you can hear plenty of Invergordon in New Hampshire.) But “nej” (sp?) gives it away, though the English used to say “nay”. too. This set me off into trying to remember whether Shakespeare or Milton ever say “yes”. No googling!