|Chips, Fries or Frites?|
|Biscuits, Cookies or Koekjes?|
Photo Credit: Bev Lloyd-Roberts
Koekjes: this is the Dutch word for what we British call biscuits. Cookies is the standard American word. You see where this is going don't you? So when my three small Dutch sons ask me for a biscuit, they follow their father's word use and say "Cookie?"
And I am also guilty of letting an Americanism sneak into our British/Dutch home when I yell out into the garden,
"Put your pants back on!"
Thankfully for the neighbours I'm talking about trousers and not underpants. And I'm talking to my children, not my husband.