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6 New - And Quite Strange - Words In The Dutch Dictionary

Here are six of the recently added words that are now in the 'Van Dale' - the best known Dutch/Flemish dictionary.

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2. 'ROEPTOETEREN' - mening 'loudly proclaim your oversimplified opinion'

The new word is a contraction of the translation of 'screem' and 'toot' wich for the Dutch and the Flemish also sounds pretty strange.

3. 'SUKKELSEKS' - meaning 'sex that isn't meant to be amazing'

The word is a contraction of 'sukkel' and 'seks'. Sukkel is a negative word to indicate a softy, a douche, a stupid person, basically someone who can make you roll your eyes. And well you can guess the meaning of the second word.

6. 'GEHEUGENKOOR' - meaning a choir of demented people, their family and supervisors

View this video on YouTube

I have no idea wether this is internationally known so I'll just explain. In Belgium there is an event called Music For Life. In one week time, people give a certain subject a lot of attention through music.

The subject of 2012 was dementia, and apparently people with dementia more easily remember things that are linked to music. So a 'Memorychoir' was established and the demented people all sang a song together, right before a Muse-performance in Belgium. This performance was the big final of the Music for Life week.

All information was found on the website of 'de Standaard'

Do me a favor and tell me what you thought the words meant when you first saw them

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