Discussion in 'Nederlands (Dutch)' started by jaja13, Aug 2, 2012.
Hello to all! Could any one please enlighten me as to what this means? Thanks so much
Where did you get it from? It's a mixture of Dutch and English, so it's not really what one would call "normal".
It probably has some sense when it comes in a context, but just like that, I haven't the faintest idea.
Peterdg thanks for the reply Came from a facebook status! Someone changed it and that's what someone else commented on.
It was actually; Single? Niet van in relationship naar in another relationship?
Ah, then it makes sense. It's a joke about a "relationship" status update in Facebook. Someone probably changed his status from "has a relationship (with)" to "single" and someone commented on it: "don't you mean you have a relationship with someone else instead of "single"?????"
Thanks so much Peterdg - I guess it is a joke that you have to be a part of the culture to understand, right?! In our culture (brazilian) that would show a lot of disrespect! That's interesting. Is this type of humor common in Belgium?
Like everything, it depends on the context. Some will be offended, others may not. If e.g. the guy (for the sake of the example, I'll assume it's a guy) is a notorious playboy, and he's proud of it, then he may very well appreciate the comment. If, on the other hand, this was a painful experience for the person in question, yes, then it may be offensive and disrespectful. It doesn't have too much to do with the culture, I think.
that's a good point! thanks peterdg
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