Going dutch in dating

In Catalonia "going Dutch" is the rule among Catalans.

At one point in time or another Britain and Holland weren't too pally and they were the source of derogatory terminolgy.In US English at least, "Dutch" was used as a adjective that means "false".For example, "dutch courage"- courage from drinking liquor (no real courage), "dutch metal"- imitation gold made mostly of copper, "Dutch nightingale"- a frog; "Dutch concert" - an unmusical racket, "Dutch auction" - auction stating at maximum price. Note that in the US, "Dutch" was historically used to designate Germans as well as Dutch, as in "Pennsylvania Dutch" As far as I know the phrase started with the, successful, British campaign to throw the Catholic, Spanish army out of Protestant Holland.But in urban areas or places frequented by tourists this has changed over the last decades.In Greece the practice is colloquially called "refené".

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