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Nav
11-07-2005, 16:19:02
Got to add this to a map for work. now..

1) I always thought this was a building! Who calls a town by 'The'?

2) Why is it named after an ex-conservative party leader??

3) Where the fuck is it?

Funko
11-07-2005, 16:21:54
Even I knew it was a town. :)

Nav
11-07-2005, 16:24:45
Yeah, well seems my geographic knowledge of Dutchland isn't upto scratch. :(

protein
11-07-2005, 16:45:14
I didn't know it was a town. I'm with Nav.

You only ever hear it on the news like - so and so is meeting so and so at the Hague. You kind of assume it's an official centre or building or something.

Why the "the"? Maybe we should call Reading "The Reading"?

Funko
11-07-2005, 16:59:02
It's the city that hosts the seat of government of the Netherlands.

http://www.thehague.nl/

And it seems it's International City of Peace and Justice no less.

But aside from all that, it's big enough to have a football team. :)

Nav
11-07-2005, 17:15:33
Now if I'd heard of a football team called "The Hague" this problem would never have happened!

The original dutch spelling sounds like Kryten from Red Dwarf getting stuck on a word. "Haag".

MoSe
11-07-2005, 17:16:44
in italian it even gets an apostrophe

L'Aia or
L'Aja

OTOH in mid/southern Italy we have a regional capital named L'Aquila ("The Eagle" :coolgrin: )

Nills Lagerbaak
11-07-2005, 17:22:54
"You're a smeeeeeg heeeeeeeeeeeeed.....a smeeeeiiiiig hiiiiieeeeeeed"

Funko
11-07-2005, 17:24:56
Originally posted by Nav
Now if I'd heard of a football team called "The Hague" this problem would never have happened!

The original dutch spelling sounds like Kryten from Red Dwarf getting stuck on a word. "Haag".

Well yeah, they are called ADO Den Haag.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
11-07-2005, 17:39:32
We say "Den Haag", too. As in: "Wir gehen in den Haag, paar Bier saufen und Nutten abschleppen...."

paiktis22
11-07-2005, 19:29:25
very flat town

Funko
12-07-2005, 09:35:35
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
We say "Den Haag", too. As in: "Wir gehen in den Haag, paar Bier saufen und Nutten abschleppen...."

I think this is a famour Bavarian joke.

mr.G
12-07-2005, 10:03:22
very very nice red light district.

oh oh oh Den Haag, mooie stad achter de duinen

mr.G
12-07-2005, 10:11:11
Originally posted by Nav
Got to add this to a map for work. now..

1) I always thought this was a building! Who calls a town by 'The'?

2) Why is it named after an ex-conservative party leader??

3) Where the fuck is it?


1) the Dutch
2) just to annoy you
3) between Amsterdam and Rotterdam, I bet you drove through it when you visited rotterdam

Funko
12-07-2005, 10:12:55
On the train?

mr.G
12-07-2005, 10:18:15
jep

mr.G
12-07-2005, 10:18:45
but you knew of course,
hey you are the schjmart one

Funko
12-07-2005, 10:18:48
Dunno. All looks the same to me.





Flat.

mr.G
12-07-2005, 10:20:11
North Sea Jazz Festival!!!!!

does ring a bell you music lovers you

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 11:07:50
The Hague!

http://www.memon.com/html/events/images/William%20Hague.gif

MoSe
12-07-2005, 11:27:32
Originally posted by mr.G
3) between Amsterdam and Rotterdam, I bet you drove through it when you visited rotterdam

hhmmm....
when I drove from Amsterdam to Rotterdam, with zmama navigating, IIRC at some point the highway branched out to the left to get to Rotterdam, while you had to go straight to get into Den Haag.

BTW, what's 'S-Gravenhage???

mr.G
12-07-2005, 11:36:58
S-Gravenhage is the same as Den Haag.

Funko
12-07-2005, 11:37:27
Willhelm Den Haag III

Funko
12-07-2005, 11:37:49
Arbroath Nill

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 11:39:55
:D

mr.G
12-07-2005, 11:41:57
Originally posted by MoSe
with zmama navigating, IIRC at some point the highway branched out to the left to get to Rotterdam, while you had to go straight to get into Den Haag.


okay with zmama navigating, that's an other story

Funko
12-07-2005, 11:43:13
That image is a perfect three dimensional hologram.

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 11:54:26
I've never visited New Placemark before...is there anything nice there worth seeing?

mr.G
12-07-2005, 11:56:54
not for you no, that's where I live.
so you better stay away or you get a seagull kicked up you ass.

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 11:57:56
Seagull suppository? Could catch on ;)

Funko
12-07-2005, 12:03:42
You Trecht Provost.

mr.G
12-07-2005, 12:05:14
Did I?
what is trench?

Funko
12-07-2005, 12:09:51
A type of foot.

Funko
12-07-2005, 12:10:14
Like Michael and Fault

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 12:11:28
My Left?

MoSe
12-07-2005, 12:21:45
Do they have an Oracle at Delft?

mr.G
12-07-2005, 12:34:23
yaaay called mrG, former Oracle of Delft.
best Tech-Uni evah.

MDA
12-07-2005, 13:07:24
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
My Left?

sounds sinister

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 13:09:00
He went there and now he is very de(l)ft at bridgebuilding :D

mr.G
12-07-2005, 13:10:13
do you evah make a post without a smiley?

Provost Harrison
12-07-2005, 13:10:37
No :p

MDA
12-07-2005, 13:26:11
He's always happy. Its a gift.