April 01, 2009

Dutch Courage

Meaning – bravery boosted by alcohol

During 17th century, the enmity between England and Holland increased because of control over sea and new world searched. So during one such a war sailors aboard the Hollander British warship were given brandy before beginning of the war. Due to this enmity, wherever Britishers settled, they started their anti-Dutch tradition.

Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk
Image Source: wikipedia.org

P.S. :- Intention of second post was just to make sure 100th post is on my name. :D :D


666 said...

Wow.. have we reached 100!

lets raise a toast and drink wine :-)

Its time I also post something

Thank you everyone for the century, its quite a treasure trove we have built over the years. I was reading the old posts one fine afternoon and believe me its very enriching.

Keep it moving


Moi said...

100th.......wow!!!you are SO sneaky, Yogesh!!!! :DDDD

English-Dutch rivalry has given us many an English phrase...

and 666, come up with a post soon coz I have one ready...and it is BRILLIANT :)

suramya said...

heyyyyy, this is a great one.....And the 100th post :) :) :) I am going to come up with one soon.

Jas Bhambra said...

Milestone. Cheers, lets have a parrrty in cyberspace!

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