Monday, February 4, 2008

How to look like a jackass in front of Rabo mechanics...

The Rabobank mechanics for Lars Boom stayed at our hotel. His camper was there and everything. Well, everything except Lars. At breakfast Sunday morning, there was a little small talk.
I asked "so will it be Sven Nys or Lars Boom?"
Very puzzled look from Mr. Rabo. "Huh?"
"To win today, Sven Nys or Lars Boom?"
"I don't understand what svennees is"
"Sven or Lars?"
"Oh! You meant to say 'Nys'"

Lesson learned. It's Nys as in nīs, not nēs. Get it right, jackass.


JLS said...

Ya know, I'd swear I've heard one of the Sporza commentators say "Naysss" - wonder if that's a Flanders vs Netherlands thing?

Robert said...

Ya know if you watch "Cross the Pond" there is a spot where they interview the Sven Nyes fans. That's where I learned is was pronounced "Ness."


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