For Linguistics: Ever wondered why the Dutch generally speak English pretty fluently? It's probably because most of the Dutch from the north-east provinces originated from the Frisians and Saxons (see link below). An interesting site about similar words in Dutch, German and English is here: ( and proves just a little part of that linguistic point, but it gets even more interesting once you're into learning some more about Nedersaksisch (, as most of the words on the site linked above, pronounced in Nedersaksisch (NDS), are actually even more closer to English then Dutch. See also #nedersaksischwordoftheday .
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