Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Netherlands, a province of China

Ah, yes.  I love those chain emails.  This one was a Chinese proverb that had a whole bunch of these “With money you can buy …, but you can’t buy …”  For example “With money you can buy sex, but you can’t buy love.”  You get the idea, it touched on health, wisdom, respect and of course sex.  And in the end it promises you good luck if you send it off to 20 friends within 4 days.  Yes, you will get a ton of good luck if you send it off to 20 friends in 4 days.  That’s 20 friends in only 4 days.  Did you get that you have to send it off to 20 friends?  In 4 days?  For lots of luck?

Yeah, the proverb took 9 of the powerpoint slides, and there were 10 pages reminding you to send 20 copies in 4 days.

Anyways, the reason this one warrants mention is because of one little slide, the one below:

proverb Chinese proverb?  Originated from The Netherlands?  WTF?



A Paperback Writer said...

Apparently, Confucius speak in Dutch tongue and know well the little boy who stop flood.

And now I'm picturing an Asian guy in a Chairman Mao jacket and Dutch wooden shoes....

Max said...

Love it! I was imagining a tall blond guy named Wang Ho Vandersloot.

A Paperback Writer said...

And he's wearing the Mao jacket and the wooden shoes (and standing by a windmill, surrounded by tulips and red dragons....)

Max said...

Yeah, that's the guy.