Sunday, 27 April 2008

multi-culti

I was reading an article over on Wired about Japanese Curry when I noticed the word multi-culti in the article. I always thought that it was a purely Dutch word, but a quick Google shows that the Merriam-Webster dictionary has had an entry for it since 1991. However, if you look at the number of Google hits, you'll find a total of about 469,000 hits world-wide of which about 173,000 are from Dutch pages. More than one-third of all entries are from Dutch pages! Are we more multi-culti than other countries?

2 comments:

Vincent said...

I like the multi-culti world clocks on the right. But even better I like how you have hidden the ad at the bottom of it ;-)

Furthermore: Holland being more or less multi-cultu can not be judged by the hits on that word. Australia for example, is far more multi-culti than The NL. But it's not included in your theory because it uses (mainly) another word: "ethnic".

Juf Jo said...

I'm not multi-culti.
Life is confusing enough with just the one culti.
In the 1930's the Netherlands was much more multi-culti, every town, village, city, and area had its own culture, traditions, language, etc.
Today theres just a few.