The sign said what?!? (Living in Holland)

02 Mar
Thanks to my friend Phillip for this one.

Thanks to my friend Phillip for this one.

My mind is quick to take somewhat familiar foreign words and force them into something intelligible to American me. Often this becomes funny mis-reads on my part. A friend directed my attention to this sign, though, which presents a smiley translation issue.

Don’t cheat and google translate! What do you think the Dutch authorities are trying to warn us about?


Kristin King is an author, speaker and co-founder of Future Hope Africa. Her name is so common, she met someone who knew four others with the same moniker who were all writers. Yikes!

1 Comment

Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Living in Holland


One response to “The sign said what?!? (Living in Holland)

  1. Ryan

    March 20, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Sorry, I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to go google translate it.

    “Let op glad wildrooster” in Dutch = “Beware slippery cattle grid” in English.

    For anyone who does not know what a cattle grid is, it is a metal grid on the ground that a car can drive over, but cattle will not step on as they could get their hooves caught in the openings. Usually at entrances to enclosed cattle fields. Keeps in the cattle in a field but means you don’t have to open and close a gate every time you drive down that road.


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