Semi swearing

A semi swear word in Dutch you don’t hear anymore in Swampyland is ‘Sakkerloot!’. As a child, I never knew what it meant and of course, you couldn’t find the answer in the local library in this Calvinistic country.

This week it’s 60’s Week on national radio station Max which is a station for seniors and I heard that word again in an old song. Blast from the past so I decided to google it.

Apparently, the origin leads back to around 1600, 1612 to be precise, and it means ‘Sacra Lotio!’ which is Latin for ‘Holy Baptism!’.

Well, that’s another Double Dutch lesson I learned today, you all have a great day.