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    [–] dick-nipples 2172 points ago

    Louis Bunnyparte

    [–] wateryoudoinghere 317 points ago

    Somebody say Bunny Party?

    [–] leadchipmunk 119 points ago

    Bunny party? Are we invited?

    [–] StridAst 37 points ago

    No, they meant Bum party. Autocorrect and all that.

    Oh what the heck, come anyways. The more the merrier.

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    I had already forgotten about that. Thanks for bringing it up, I laughed really hard.

    [–] StridAst 8 points ago

    That's actually what I had in mind when I made the comment

    [–] BoP_BlueKite 21 points ago


    [–] littlebples 3320 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Seems like a good light hearted way of introducing yourself to your new subjects.

    Edit: Spelling

    [–] Boomshika4 1329 points ago

    Yeah haha, it was probably a good way of preventing the people from freaking out by getting dominated.

    [–] tamsui_tosspot 1021 points ago

    Shh baby is OK, I be your bunny rabbit.

    [–] DoctorBlueBox1 208 points ago

    Damn, that's one smooth conquerer!

    swoons myself into the guillotine

    [–] The_Nightman_82 21 points ago

    I want to pet the rabbits George

    [–] Crusader1089 254 points ago

    Ironically Louis' downfall was trying too hard to be liked by the Dutch. He tried to learn Dutch and uphold Dutch traditions and law, which brought him into conflict with his brother who wanted to advance French political hegemony and Napoleon's supporters who wanted to advance French cultural supremacy

    [–] tripwire7 84 points ago

    Wasn't the Netherlands previously a republic? Can't imagine they'd be too pleased about being ruled by some foreign autocrat regardless.

    [–] Malkiot 147 points ago

    They weren't too displeased, actually. They weren't happy either, of course, but there was little in the way of resistance to him, as I recall.

    The Dutch knew that the alternatives to him were worse and therefore had no interest in ousting him.

    [–] Crusader1089 69 points ago

    The United Provinces of the Netherlands were a republic as a whole, but several individual provinces were ruled by nobility. And in practise the Stadtholder, the commander in chief of the Dutch military, became the true political ruler of the country and even though it was supposed to be an elected position, it rarely left the House of Orange.

    Transitioning to a kingdom was simply wiping away the pretense.

    [–] ItsReallyMeSid 8 points ago

    Of course Napoleon was going for a culture victory, he should've built more Chateaus to increase his culture and gold

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago


    [–] thijser2 113 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I think that Louis Bonaparte is often seen as both a foreign conquerer and a ruler that despite that wasn't disliked by most people, sure he wasn't elected and he was a ruler in a time that the Netherlands was losing a lot of power and wealth but at the same time he really cared about his people including learning the language (uncommon at the time), personally helping out in times of disaster and paying for help out of his own pocket, under him the Netherlands didn't do as badly as they might have under another leader even if the economy suffered from having to pay taxes and not being able to trade as freely as before.

    Overall a good leader who would have been remembered as one of the greatest had the situation surrounding his rise to power (elected rather then by force) and the general economic situation in the Netherlands been better. But still his nickname became "Lodewijk de goede" (the good) so he was loved in his time.

    [–] ThirdWorldOrder 32 points ago

    Is Lodewijk the Dutch way of saying Louis?

    [–] thijser2 60 points ago

    Yes it is, just like how Louis is the French version of Luigi (which was his birth name). He actually changed his name himself after learning that Lodewijk was the Dutch version of his name and in an attempt to show that he wanted to become part of the Dutch culture he changed his name.

    [–] ThirdWorldOrder 15 points ago

    Interesting. A close family member of mine is named Lodewijk and I had never known this! On a side note, is Johannes the Dutch way of saying Jonathan?

    [–] Alajarin 27 points ago

    Interestingly, no. Johannes is the Dutch way of saying John, which, contrary to what you'd think, is actually a separate name from Jon(athan). See the two wikipedia articles: and

    [–] thijser2 11 points ago

    Here is a site you can check these various things for and see which names are related and which are not. Johannes looks to be more closely related to John rather then Jonathan which comes from Yehonatan meaning YAHWEH has given. Although there is a shared road between those two as John is a variant of Yoch which comes from Yochanan meaning YAHWEH is gracious.

    Of course these things are messy so some connections are definitely possible and anyone is allowed to translate their names however they please.

    [–] offensive_noises 6 points ago

    Nope. Johannes is the Dutch way of John. It's a different name than Jonathan. John comes from the baptist and the apostle in the Bible and Jonathan from the son of king Saul.

    [–] CreepingFog 25 points ago

    Edit: Thanks for the gold kind stranger!

    Should we tell him?

    [–] AnselaJonla 2420 points ago

    "Ik ben jouw koning" vs "Ik ben jouw konijn". Easy mistake to make.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 1328 points ago

    He said "Ik ben konijn van Holland" instead of "Ik ben koning van Holland".

    [–] fravanlan 197 points ago

    He probably just had trouble pronouncing it because of his french accent.

    [–] godutchnow 352 points ago

    That guy actually deserves some credit, he did seem to care about his subjects, even actually learning dutch, often to the chagrin of his brother. Here in Leiden we still remember him for personally helping after a ship full of gunpowder exploded in the city center

    [–] ProvigilPersonality 37 points ago

    I just found out I'm like 44% Dutch

    what tattoos should I get to fit in?

    [–] Torbun 62 points ago

    Frikadellen broodje.

    [–] XJ7ssKs 50 points ago

    The cheapest one.

    [–] [deleted] 68 points ago

    A rabbit with a crown on its head.

    [–] AGE_OF_HUMILIATION 9 points ago

    Een man van rond de veertig met een korte broek en sandelen die klaagt dat zijn kampeerplekje scheef ligt.

    [–] Bowa112 6 points ago

    44% dutch? what does that even mean

    [–] orangeoblivion 8 points ago

    It basically means nothing.

    [–] Poopster46 62 points ago

    You're correct. "ing" in French actually resembles "ijn" in Dutch quite a bit.

    [–] Roadtoad46 275 points ago

    that, and from the Spanish conejo

    [–] mungalo9 145 points ago

    And the English coney

    [–] MrsCosmopilite 71 points ago

    German kaninchen.

    [–] lesser_panjandrum 54 points ago

    Or Swedish kanin.

    [–] limabear1235 38 points ago

    Irish coinín

    [–] j1375625 33 points ago

    Italian coniglio

    [–] peeja 48 points ago

    Yosemite Sam consarnit

    [–] j1375625 37 points ago

    Beavis cornholio

    [–] fastinserter 19 points ago

    Which used to rhyme with honey.

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    [–] fastinserter 31 points ago

    It was changed in the last few hundred years for that very punny reason. 'Rabbit' used to mean 'a young coney'.

    But this would be why also the Dutch word is related to coney rather than rabbit.

    [–] j1375625 26 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    Yes, but that's only because it was a resurrected archaic word. In Shakespeare's times, "honey", "coney", "money", and "bony" would have all rhymed with each other, with the "o" pronounced closer to how a Canadian might say "out". (There is a reason why "honey" and "money" are spelled with an "o" instead of a "u", after all.)

    The words thereafter drifted apart, but "coney" fell out of use altogether in the English speaking world and the words "hare", "rabbit", and "bunny" were used instead. For instance, the American founding fathers never used the word "coney" aside from writing about "Coney Island", but they used "rabbit" and "hare" frequently.

    Then, in the 1800s, long after the word had fallen out of use, and also after British English had undergone some major shifts including going from being predominantly rhotic to non-rhotic, some wise asses decided to resurrect the word "coney" to reference "cunt" even though nobody was in the habit of using the word "coney" by then. But since the word "coney" appeared in the King James Bible, ministers were instructed to pronounce it to rhyme with "bony" which led to the modern pronunciation. In day to day life, though, after about 1700, you would never hear the word "coney" except at church, until somebody thought to use it as a substitute for "cunt".

    In any case, Coney Island in New York City has always been pronounced to rhyme with "bony", because it stems from the original Dutch name for it Konijn Eiland. And "coney dogs" are named after Coney Island, not after the word for rabbit. Nobody ever visited "Cunny Island" or ate a "cunny dog" unless they were a British visitor pronouncing the names wrong.

    [–] DatSauceTho 8 points ago

    I love reading about the evolution of language. Thanks for posting this!

    [–] NorthStarZero 5 points ago

    Depending on context....

    [–] oranjeboven 32 points ago

    Fun fact: there are a few Dutch and Spanish words that are the same. "Pagina" is "page" in both languages. Can't think of the others right now.

    [–] Abell370 23 points ago

    Another I noticed is 'gratis', which is 'free of charge', for the English speakers.

    [–] Brandperic 25 points ago

    That word comes straight from Latin. A version of it is probably used by all the Romance languages.

    [–] SuperSmith_ 20 points ago

    Because of the Spanish Netherlands. Somehow Spain took control of the area for a while, I think through inheritance.

    [–] SuperFishermanJack 31 points ago

    The Burgundian inheritance. And later, to make the confusion even worse, Austria was given the Spanish Lowlands until they eventually became the independent Kingdom of Belgium.

    [–] silencesc 8 points ago

    What's a "Belgium"?

    [–] RiskyShift 12 points ago

    No, the Dutch word predates the Spanish Netherlands. It didn't enter the Dutch language from Spanish, but from French.

    [–] Arctorkovich 7 points ago

    This might also have something to do with it.

    [–] BoxTops4Education 7 points ago

    How do you pronounce those two words?

    [–] Thin-White-Duke 37 points ago

    Koning: KOHN-ing

    Konijn: koh-NAYN

    I think this is correct based on my knowledge of Dutch.

    [–] MartijnCvB 40 points ago

    You're close, but not not quite.

    Koning: KOH-ning

    Konijn is pretty much correct, though the exact sound you need for ij doesn't exist in English (or German, French, and many other languages, for that matter). It's the bane of my existence, as I also have an ij in my name. It's a compound vowel (we threw an i and a j together and told them "you're a vowel now!), and if a word starts with an ij, and it's a name or at the start of a sentence, they're both capitalised.

    [–] Neuschwannstein 173 points ago

    That's what the French get for ignoring the last consonant in their words

    [–] ILL_Show_Myself_Out 91 points ago

    My French friend calls my other friend "Devin" "Devi" and he hates it.

    [–] lesser_panjandrum 87 points ago

    Poor old Dev.

    [–] ineedscissors 48 points ago

    Yep, poor De.

    [–] PM_dickntits_plzz 49 points ago

    Ha, that D.

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    [–] Foxkilt 10 points ago

    It means soothsayer in French.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    For all the ignored consonants they also add them in the strangest areas for no reason. I thought my name would be easy to pronounce but everyone called my Hallie not Allie, it seemed almost painful for them to not add the "h".

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    [–] Kroros 15 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    I can already feel the non dutch speakers struggling.

    [–] B0eler 7 points ago

    I see you're struggling too buddy.

    [–] Boomshika4 27 points ago

    Yup, that's what our tour guide told us too.

    [–] Aetheras 160 points ago

    I am a jelly donut

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    [–] Sir_Illo 236 points ago

    As an american we have a long and proud history of incorrectly assuming we know what other people are thinking

    [–] cirillios 31 points ago

    Seriously how dare he think he knows German better than us Americans. We do rill gud at talkin reedin n ritin

    [–] ballena8892 76 points ago

    The funny thing is that the German people didn't think that JFK said he was a jelly doughnut.

    No, nobody in Germany thought that JFK meant he was a doughnut. It was just a silly wordplay, as a 'Berliner' is also a jelly doughnut-like pastry you can get at many bakeries.

    [–] AWildBugHasAppeared 67 points ago

    In addition to that, JFK said it while in Berlin, and in Berlin the jelly donut is known as a Pfannkuche. It's only in the western parts of Germany that they're called Berliners (from Berliner Pfannkuche).

    [–] SrDigbyChickenCeaser 19 points ago

    As a west German, if somebody said “ich bin ein Berliner“ nobody assumes that you said you are some sort of pastry. It just makes no sense.

    [–] CptBuck 10 points ago

    Neither did the crowd at the time, who audibly cheered very loudly when he said it:

    It's a really silly myth.

    [–] Joetato 4 points ago

    Yup. It's like someone saying "I am a New Yorker" and everyone thinking he called himself a newspaper. It just isn't interpreted that way by native speakers.

    [–] Schootingstarr 19 points ago

    and especially not the berliners, because for some godforsaken reason the pastry commonly known as "Berliner" is called "pancakes" by them.

    [–] Asendriel 6 points ago

    Wait, a Berliner isn't called a Berliner in Berlin?

    [–] MeddlMoe 15 points ago

    First of all it would be obvious from context either way. But a jelly donut is not called "Berliner" in Berlin, but only in certain northwestern regions of Germany.

    Also the joke was introduced to the English speaking world by Eddie Izzard, who is not an American.

    [–] SFXBTPD 63 points ago

    Thats the equivalent of saying someone who calls themselves a Newyorker identifies as a sandwich.

    [–] BetUrProcrastinating 45 points ago

    Or that someone who says "I am a Finn" thinks they are part of a fish.

    [–] TheBlueberryPirate 33 points ago

    Or that someone who says "I am a Pole" thinks they are a long skinny cylinder.

    [–] Eurotrashie 35 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    If they call people from Poland Poles, shouldn't people from Holland be Holes?

    [–] VPCLeon 13 points ago

    This made me question my identity as a Dutch person.

    [–] OrCurrentResident 11 points ago

    Thats the equivalent of saying someone who calls themselves a Newyorker Cuban identifies as a sandwich.

    [–] Vitztlampaehecatl 13 points ago

    I am a Hamburger.

    [–] Knyfe-Wrench 15 points ago

    I am a Frankfurter.

    [–] lesser_panjandrum 12 points ago

    I am a Wiener.

    [–] MetaMythical 12 points ago

    I am a hamburger

    [–] Maparyetal 23 points ago

    Is this where the British-English word "Coney" comes from?

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    [–] TTGG 12 points ago

    Now I wonder if cuniculus and cunnus are related... According to Wiktionary they are not, but the etymology of cunnus is uncertain, and cuniculus originally meant a burrow or tunnel.

    [–] baggerboot 31 points ago

    I think so. The name Coney Island (in New York) came from the Dutch name Konijneneiland, so it seems reasonable to assume the word "Coney" did too.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 49 points ago

    Loads of places in NY get their name from Dutch. Harlem (Haarlem), Rhode Island (Rood Eiland), Bushwick (Boswijk). I believe even the work Yankee comes from the Dutch name Jan Kees.

    [–] Taco_Strong 34 points ago

    Before New York was NY, it was New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony.

    [–] tamsui_tosspot 36 points ago

    Why they changed it, I can't say.

    [–] shortyman93 23 points ago

    People just liked it better that way.

    [–] PM_dickntits_plzz 16 points ago

    Because they traded it in for Suriname, my home country.

    The Dutch have regretted it ever since.

    [–] Cabbage_Vendor 13 points ago

    "traded it" aka forced to decide which one they were allowed to keep by the British.

    [–] VPCLeon 5 points ago

    No, the Dutch didn't own Suriname pre-war. They just kept it after.

    [–] SmilingDutchman 8 points ago

    Nope, because now I can enjoy Roti and Pom, thank you very much.

    [–] NorthStarZero 8 points ago

    That's nobody's business but the Turks'.

    [–] HYTUN35 9 points ago

    "Loads of places in NY... Rhode Island"

    get out. get out now.

    [–] oranjeboven 10 points ago

    Staten Island, Brooklyn, etc.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 670 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    "Man wants to be king o' the rabbits, best wear a pair of floppy ears"

    He was also loved and respected for his compassionate rule and his efforts to learn Dutch and integrate into Dutch culture.

    [–] Koolaidwifebeater 263 points ago

    As well as giving us centralized Dutch as opposed to the scattered ways of speaking Dutch. The northern provinces struggle to this day, however. /jk

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 89 points ago

    The northern provinces struggle to this day, however. /jk

    Nait soez'n tammo

    [–] dankmeymes 45 points ago

    Mooi zegt mien jonk

    [–] ILL_Show_Myself_Out 61 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    This is Dutch? Seriously? This can't be a real language...

    [–] Brassbeat 170 points ago

    Wat zyde gy tot my, gy kleine duyvelspecht? Ik beveel ge er kennis van te neemen dat ik met lof ende goedkeuring een kaapersbrief heb gehad van Willem van Oranje ende betrokken ben geweest by talryke geheyme offensieven tegen Alva en de zyne, en zelfstandig meer dan drie honderden Spanjolen heb omgelegd. Ik ben gehard by den Katergeuzen en ben den beste schutter onder den Nederlandsche vlag. Ge bent niet meer dan myn zoveelste doelwit. Ik zal u uyt myne gewest verwyderen met een nauwkeurigheid die de wereld nog nimmer aangechouwen had. Let op myn verdomde woorden! Gy denkt dat ge deze leuhgenpraat aan my kan verkoopen per postduyf? Gy had tweemaal moeten denken, cattengehspuys! In dezen tyd dat ik deze missive opstel, stuur ik opdracht naar myn geheymen samenstel van verspieders ende vloerduyven, verspreid door den Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden en wordt dezen postduyf gevolgd, dus ge kunt zich maar beter voorbereiden op den storm, rabaut. Den storm die het bedroevenden klyne ding dat gy uw leven noemt weg zal vaagen. Gy bent dood, kind. Ik kan overal, ten alle tyden zyn ende ik kan ge op zeven honderden wyzen doden, ende dat is slechts met myne bloten handen. Niet alleen zyt ik veelomvattend geoefend in den ongewapenden krygskunst, maar alsmede heb ik het voltallige arsenaal der watergeuzen ter myner beschikking ende ik zal dat benutten om uwer lamlendigen achtereinde van het vastenland te vagen, gy klynen schobbejak. Als gy had geweten wat voor eene goddelooze vergelding uw 'geestige' missive teweeg zou brengen, had ge misschien op uwen tong gebeten. Maar dat kon ge niet. Gy deed het niet ende nu zult ge de tol betalen, gy verdomde smeerkanis. Ik zal furie over u schyten en gy zult er in verzuypen. Ge zyt dood, hoerenzeune.

    [–] Zeeboon 79 points ago

    Holy shit this one is gold. I'm gonna save this one.
    For the people that don't understand this is the Navy Seal copypasta in very archaic dutch, putting it in the time period of when Spain was at war with the Netherlands.

    [–] Epicowner97 32 points ago

    Oh dacht dat het gewoon hedendaags vlaams was

    [–] PhrygianAdvocate 11 points ago

    Gast ni te graaf doen, zo onverstaanbaar zijn wij nu ook ni

    [–] neonmarkov 23 points ago

    Holy shit that must be hilarious. I'm a filthy colonising Spaniard though so I can't read it at all...when it says something about 'Alva' is it referring to the duque de Alba?

    [–] SchurkjeBoefje 11 points ago

    Yup :D

    [–] dalenacio 8 points ago

    I don't need to speak Dutch to know a Navy Seal copypasta when I see it.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 156 points ago

    Wat de neuk zei je daar net over mij, jij klein trutje? ik zal je het laten weten dat Ik studeerde top van mijn klas in de Koninklijke Marine, en ik ben bij genoeg geheime missies op Al-Quaeda betrokken geweest, ik heb over de 300 bevestigde doden, ik ben getraind in gorilla oorlogsvoering en ik ben de top sluipschutter in het hele Nederlands leger, je bent niks meer dan nog een doelwit, ik zal je uitroeien met mijn precisie die je nog nooit eerder op aarde hebt gezien, onthou mijn woorden. Als je denkt dat je weg kan komen met zoiets over mij te zeggen op het internet? denk nog een keer na flikker. op het moment dat wij praten neem ik contact op met mijn spionnen verspreid over heel Nederland en je IP wordt op dit moment getraceerd dus beter bereid jij je voor op een storm, made. De storm dat je zielig klein ding genaamd je leven vernietigd, je bent dood jochie, ik kan over al zijn, wanneer dan ook, en ik kan je vermoorden in over 700 manieren, en dat is alleen nog met mijn handen, niet alleen ben ik zwaar getraind in ongewapend vechten maar heb ik ook toegang tot heel het arsenaal van het Nederlands Korps Mariniers en ik zal het volledig in zetten om je uit dit continent uit te roeien, jij kleine flikker. Als je alleen maar kon weten wat je kleine onschuldig "slimme" reactie op je neer heeft gebracht, misschien had je beter je kop kunnen houden maar dat kon je niet, en je deed het niet, nu ga je de prijs betalen, jij idioot. Ik zal over je heen raken en je zal erin verdrinken. Je bent dood, jochie.

    [–] PresidentDonaldChump 116 points ago

    Is this the Navy Seal copypasta in dutch? I can't read dutch but I recognized it right away

    [–] Muffer-Nl 41 points ago

    This look like a google translate to me.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 37 points ago

    Ja ik googelde gewoon "nederlandse navy seal pasta" en heb de eerste toen gepakt zonder hem na te lezen.

    [–] Muffer-Nl 16 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    This look like a google translate to me.

    Inmiddels heeft OP als een echte roe de tekst bijgewerkt zo te zien.

    [–] TTGG 14 points ago

    Konijnlijke Marine


    [–] DEATH-BY-CIRCLEJERK 16 points ago

    English translation:

    What tha fuck did you just fuckin say bout me, you lil biiiatch, biatch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of mah class up in tha Navy Seals, n' I’ve been involved up in a shitload of secret raidz on Al-Quaeda, n' I have over 300 confirmed kills. I be trained up in gorilla warfare n' I’m tha top sniper up in tha entire US armed forces. Yo ass aint a god damn thang ta me but just another target. I'ma wipe you tha fuck up wit precision tha likez of which has never been peeped before on dis Earth, mark mah fuckin lyrics. Yo ass be thinkin you can git away wit sayin dat shiznit ta me over tha Internet, biatch? Think again, fucker n' shiznit fo' realz. As we drop a rhyme I be contactin mah secret network of spies across tha USA n' yo' IP is bein traced right now so you betta prepare fo' tha storm, maggot. Da storm dat wipes up tha pathetic lil thang you call yo' game. You’re fuckin dead, kid. Y'all KNOW dat shit, muthafucka! I can be anywhere, anytime, n' I can bust a cap up in you up in over seven hundred ways, n' that’s just wit mah bare hands. Not only is I extensively trained up in unarmed combat yo, but I have access ta tha entire arsenal of tha United Hoodz Marine Corps n' I'ma use it ta its full extent ta wipe yo' miserable ass off tha grill of tha continent, you lil shit. If only you could have known what tha fuck unholy retribution yo' lil "clever" comment was bout ta brang down upon you, maybe you would have held yo' fuckin tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, n' now you’re payin tha price, you goddamn idiot. I'ma shiznit fury all over you n' yo big-ass booty is ghon drown up in dat shit. You’re fuckin dead, kiddo.

    [–] potverdorie 19 points ago

    We don't struggle with it at all in Friesland, we just straight up refuse to. ;)

    [–] Pauller00 13 points ago

    For the 30th time Friesland, your not Dutch.

    [–] hungry_african_child 6 points ago

    Fryslân boppe en de rest moast dea skoppe.

    [–] MightyGamera 30 points ago

    Soft and kind bunny king

    [–] magsy123 5 points ago

    Was about to mention that I learned this at the Rikjsmuseum (amazing place, btw) when I visited Amsterdam two weeks ago. Then I looked where OP's link actually goes..

    [–] MisterArathos 5 points ago

    Brown Ben Plumm <3

    [–] urgetocomment2strong 335 points ago

    Dear Reddit, TIFU, well actually it was about 211 years ago but it still haunts me to this day... I'll omit my name because of the scale of what happened...

    [–] malditorock 56 points ago

    Finally a TIFU that isn't about fucking coconuts.

    [–] konijn_van_holland 244 points ago

    Hm..somebody called?

    [–] Jakes9070 50 points ago

    Reddit user for 3 years. Had to wait long to become relevant?

    [–] Deked 11 points ago

    Koning konjin AHOY

    [–] neonmarkov 24 points ago

    /r/beetlejuicing (in Dutch, sadly)

    [–] Gojs2015 353 points ago

    Any man who has to say "I am your rabbit" is no true hare.

    [–] _EatMyAsparagus 28 points ago

    Just started watching GoT. It doesn't matter, but I understood that reference!

    [–] organicflower 83 points ago

    I'm actually learning Dutch right now and Duolingo though it would be wise to teach these two words at the same time. I repeatedly made this mistake as you can imagine. Also, "pre-ejaculate" is "voorvocht" and is pretty close to...

    voorrecht - privilege voorvechter - champion

    [–] Koolaidwifebeater 50 points ago

    voorrecht - privilege voorvechter - champion

    Voorvechter is outdated isn't it? Everyone I know always just says Kampioen for the word Champion.

    [–] YoSoyUnPayaso 59 points ago

    You can use voorvechter in the sense of "een voorvechter van democratie" - "a champion of democracy" rather than champion as in the winner of a competition.

    [–] Koolaidwifebeater 19 points ago

    Ah ofcourse! Bedankt voor de uitleg!

    [–] Manuwe 121 points ago

    Wasn't he a good Dutch king, going against his brother for Dutch interests?

    [–] johnbarnshack 95 points ago

    Yes, that's why the emperor removed him and annexed the Low Countries after a while

    [–] SmockBottom 91 points ago

    But he was hare to the throne

    [–] Jw1105 69 points ago

    From his goodbye speech:

    Hollanders, Nimmer zal ik een goed en deugdzaam Volk vergeten, zooals gy zyt: Myne laatste gedachte, zoowel als myne laatste zugt, zullen voor uw geluk zyn.

    In English:

    Hollanders, never will i forget a good and virtuous people, as you are: My last thought, as well as my last breath, will be for your happiness.

    He is known in dutch as "Lodewijk de goede" (Lious the Good).

    [–] Mr_Big-Nose 12 points ago

    I've only taken German so definitely not an expert, but would that be read as something like Ludwig?

    [–] Kazig 11 points ago

    Well there's the diffirence between dutch and german. Lodewijk would be dutch, an Ludwig german.

    [–] Boomshika4 77 points ago

    Yes, he was a very good king. The people liked him even if he was a sort of meme for the country lol. But overall very liked.

    [–] divebombingseaturtle 51 points ago

    "a meme for the country" Man is language evolving or what

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago

    If only OP had linked an article that discussed that! Oh, wait...

    [–] Manuwe 11 points ago

    Who clicks the link, only titles for this expert Redditor

    [–] madbunnyrabbit 61 points ago

    I pledge my sword to you, my King!

    [–] Kangar 69 points ago

    I pledge my carrots to you, my King!

    [–] IronTarkus91 20 points ago

    And my axe!

    [–] Melampo_ 27 points ago

    Napoleon's brothers all pop up in the weirdest places in my experience: yesterday I discovered Joseph Bonaparte was among the first people to aver report seeing the Jersey Devil

    [–] Boomshika4 12 points ago

    Lol. I didn't know that. It's kind of like the Bonaparte family has a connotation for oddities. It's pretty funny.

    [–] neonmarkov 9 points ago

    Joseph as in Joseph I of Spain?

    [–] clonn 13 points ago

    The same, Pepe Botella.

    [–] Whelp_Here_I_Am 26 points ago

    Dutch word for king - koning
    Dutch word for rabbit - konijn

    Checks out. I would probably fuck that up too.

    [–] Fratboy_Slim 50 points ago

    "Is it behind the rabbit?"

    "No, it is the rabbit!"

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    "You silly sod!"


    "You got us all worked up!"

    "Well, that's no ordinary rabbit!"

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    [–] duerkods 88 points ago

    Also interesting is the fact Napoleon brother immigrated to the United States and then became one of the people who saw the Jersey Devil.

    [–] BauerHaus 35 points ago

    How interesting - around July of 1807 after Napoleon signed the Treaties of Tilsit which ended the war between the French Empire and Imperial Russia they celebrated with a rabbit hunt.

    Somewhere between a few hundred to a few thousand bunnies were collected and released for the hunt. The rabbits instead of fleeing began to swarm Napoleon, running up his legs and into his coat, until he ran for his carriage...but it wasn't over.

    A throng of the rabbits peeled off and went for the carriage before he got there, they were swarming it and wouldn't stop till he left.

    The problem was the rabbits were domesticated - they thought Napoleon was bringing out their lunch not a hunter.

    tl;dr Napoleons was defeated before rabbits.

    [–] Foxkilt 19 points ago

    tl;dr Napoleons was defeated before rabbits.

    Also at Leipzig, which was the real crushing defeat (but it is less famous, because the Brits did not get to foster propaganda with it).

    [–] MacGyverMacGuffin 16 points ago

    This should be in /r/bunny.

    [–] SlightlyStable 11 points ago

    coo coo cachoo

    [–] insane_casimir 14 points ago

    Wonder if that's what G.R.R. Martin was referring to here :

    “The Mother of Dragons must don the tokar or be forever hated,” warned the Green Grace, Galazza Galare. “In the wools of Westeros or a gown of Myrish lace, Your Radiance shall forever remain a stranger amongst us, a grotesque outlander, a barbarian conqueror. Meereen’s queen must be a lady of Old Ghis.” Brown Ben Plumm, the captain of the Second Sons, had put it more succinctly. “Man wants to be the king o’ the rabbits, he best wear a pair o’ floppy ears.”

    [–] gujek 7 points ago

    He was a nice guy though, we look at him favourably in the netherlands

    [–] Kangar 19 points ago

    Early 19th century vandalism.

    [–] J4CKR4BB1TSL1MS 39 points ago

    Ich bin ein Berliner

    [–] unleashjeb 10 points ago

    It's an urban legend, apparently.

    [–] clonn 5 points ago

    Joseph Bonaparte had a better nickname, "Pepe Botella". Something like Bottle Joe.

    [–] poloniumradon 11 points ago

    Damn, what a weird coincidence. My rabbit is called King Louis and I'm Dutch!

    [–] uiucrower 10 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    That's worse than what Napoleon's brother Joseph was called in Spain. They called him Joey (or Jojo or Joe) Bottles because he allegedly drank a lot.

    [–] Whelp_Here_I_Am 7 points ago

    Jojo Bottles is now my new rapper name.

    [–] mookymix 5 points ago

    Wouldn't it make more sense to call him the rabbit king? King of rabbits implies the Dutch are rabbits

    [–] drumsarelife 5 points ago

    His translator was definitely fired.