Sunday, June 18, 2006


Marigold everywhere. Tagetes is called in French: Rose des Indes.
And in Dutch we call it "goudsbloem", which is translated goldflower.

But i realise that most people nickname them "stinkertjes" (=stinkies)
And... at the same time "afrikaantjes" (=little africans)
I just realise this is hidden racism!
What a message is given if stinkies are africans.
Am i overreacting on this item or is this just one of the many language traps coming from a far colonial history?


Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Oops, i am wrong!
Goudsbloem (goldflower) is calendula and not tagetes.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:12:00 AM  

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