By Paula @ Holiday World
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Whenever we come across an article about us that's not written in English, it seems at least one or two words really jump out, almost in a threatening way.

In this article, the word is hoogste.

It's funny how the mind works. Hoogste made me think of hog sty (as in pig sty).

Was a stranger in a strange land calling us smelly?

Thankfully, no.

A quick check on Wiktionary revealed hoogste is the superlative of hoog.

Yes, of course.

And hoog … is Dutch for "high."

As in tall.

As in the World's Tallest Water Ride.

As in Pilgrims Plunge.

Whew. Another international incident averted.

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