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  •  I can read it quite well (7+ / 0-)

    and my grasp of spoken Dutch is good. I used to be a much better speaker, but alas the two people I spoke Dutch with frequently have moved back to the Netherlands. Writing has never been a strong suit for me in the language. I am getting better though.

    I think my biggest blunder was when I was with my friend Pascale's family for her wedding. Recently Pascale's grandmother had passed away from cancer. I was giving my condolences to Pascale's mother when we began discussing the type of cancer that took her. I was going on about how terrible breast cancer was. Only I was using the word borstelkanker instead of borstkanker. I was blathering on about how awful hairbrush cancer was. I could have jumped in a hole.

    I have never seen this film and I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the lead.

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