Going Dutch – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_treat

Word of the Moment:

Dutch treat, n.
An outing, as for dinner or a movie, in which all persons pay their own expenses.

There’s a lovely bit of cultural superiority inherent in the translations of the phrase:
In Spain, “going Dutch” is attributed to Catalans, due to a stereotype that they are greedy. A stereotypical non-Catalan Spaniard would compete to invite the group. In the Netherlands, the expression “American-style party” is used instead.

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