FIFA.com article on what Afrikaners think of the Netherlands at the World Cup

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Netherlands won again last night and thus will end up in either 1st or 2nd place at the World Cup, and fifa.com had an article just before that game about how Afrikaners feel about the Netherlands at the World Cup considering the linguistic and cultural similarities between the two. A street vendor interviewed for the article also said that it was much easier to make his sales pitch to potential customers given how similar Afrikaans and Dutch are. The easiest way to show this is through this well-known video of Charlize Theron being interviewed by a Belgian reporter, where he asks questions in Dutch and she responds in Afrikaans; this is certainly the way conversations between Afrikaners and Dutch tourists at the moment are happening.

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