World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Montanablue, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    It is a beautiful anthem, but I've rarely heard the second verse sung anymore... the second verse was very popular back in the second world war, though. Also, he says that he is of "Duitsen" or "Germanic", blood, not "Dutch" as it is translated in the song on Youtube. Also, I've heard that the bit about being "loyal to the King of Spain" as being the first incident of sarcasm in a national anthem (since he was most certainly NOT loyal to the King of Spain, he was fighting him).
     
  2. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Yes, sarcasm. Loyal to the King of Spain as in sinking his fleet....
     
  3. torstar

    torstar Puritan Board Sophomore


    Hopefully Spain won't be able to play paddy-cake monkey-in-the-middle for 85 minutes again.
     
  4. Willem van Oranje

    Willem van Oranje Puritan Board Junior


    The game this afternoon.

    The next game always has promise.[/QUOTE]

    It actually was a pretty good game I thought.

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    It means that he was loyal in the Christian sense of ones duty to the magistrate, and only rebelled necessarily and regretfully, according to my reading.
     
  5. torstar

    torstar Puritan Board Sophomore

    It actually was a pretty good game I thought.





    I know, soccer and jazz are similar in you wait for someone to make a first comment and then you take the opposite point of view by reflex.

    Makes you feel better.

    :D
     
  6. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

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