Dutch is such a descriptive language!!

I was searching on google the other day for a patient information sheet for epididimitis. During my search, I ran across a Dutch language description of the disease, which caught my eye. Realize that the epididimi reside on top of the testicles, and when they get inflamed and infected, it is rather painful. hence my amusement at the following:

en vooral 's ochtends waterige tot pussige afscheiding, soms pijn in de balzak (epididymitis)

from http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:5aXmB2E4tPsC:www.lci.lcr.nl/protocollen/chlamydia/tekst_chla.htm+"pijn+in+de+balzak"+epididymitis&hl=en

Pijn in de balzak. What an eloquent description! In medicalese I’d be calling it epididimitis, orchialgia, testicular angina or some damn thing. But the pure simplicity of the Hollanders! Bless them!

Hey! that link worked on preview!

http://www.lci.lcr.nl/protocollen/chlamydia/tekst_chla.htm

If you have a “recursive” url (E.g., a cached Google site) where the “http://” or “www.” appears twice, you need to uncheck the box that says Automatically parse URLs: automatically adds [ url ] and [ /url ] around internet addresses., at the bottom of the Reply window, otherwise, the vB code attempts to place tags around each set of urls, destroying the actual extended url.

If you have a “recursive” url (E.g., a cached Google site) where the “http://” or “www.” appears twice, you need to uncheck the box that says Automatically parse URLs: automatically adds [ url ] and [ /url ] around internet addresses., at the bottom of the Reply window, otherwise, the vB code attempts to place tags around each set of urls, destroying the actual extended url.

On the other hand, I got a specific message that my first attempt to post had failed. (On time-outs, I just open another browser window and see whther the post actually made it, but this time I got a message saying the post had failed.)

Homer: Name one person who did great things without television.
Marge: Balzac!
Homer: No need to resort to insults.

:smiley:

Ah gotta pain in mah nutbag, doc. Figger it’s an inflamed epididimi?

Mah cueballs have swelled up so much they look like two baseballs. Ah gotta wear briefs to keep ‘em from swingin’ around and hittin’ mah legs.

Damn. Hick Dutch. How long until Clogboy gets here?

Looks link linking can be a pijn in de balzak.

Would you think the same about our simplicity if I told you, we call Rubella [German measles]; “Rode hond” = red dog?:wink:

Hmmmm…I’m not sure, but I think Red Dog is a brand of beer too.

Thanks for the linking lesson, tomndeb!

And of course, there is a famous Dutch candy called dropknikkers

Not to mention the very common disease gloeiende vinkentering. It is wished upon a fellow citizen many a time, here in the ol’ city of Amsterdam. :wink:

And the phrase in the OP means “pain in the scrotum”, of course.

But that one was obvious. :slight_smile: