A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 11, 2018
“Go Dutch?"/"OK. ‘Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?‘“

"Go Dutch” means to share a restaurant bill. A joke was posted on Twitter on December 18, 2011:

“I was on a dinner date having finished dessert, I asked for the bill. She said, ‘Go Dutch.’ I said, ‘Ok..Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?’”

“Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?” is asking for the bill in Dutch.


Wikipedia: Going Dutch
“Going Dutch” (sometimes written with lower-case dutch) is a term that indicates that each person participating in a group activity pays for themself, rather than any person paying for anyone else, particularly in a restaurant bill. It is also called Dutch date, Dutch treat (the oldest form, a pejorative) and doing Dutch.

There are two possible senses—each person paying their own expenses, or the entire bill being split (divided evenly) between all participants. In strict usage, “Going Dutch” refers to the former, paying one’s own expenses, and the latter is referred to as “splitting the bill”, but in casual usage these may both be referred to as “going Dutch”.

Twitter
Stuart Wilson
@wilsonsg
I was on a dinner date having finished dessert, I asked for the bill. She said, “Go Dutch."I said, “Ok..Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?”
9:29 AM - 18 Dec 2011

Twitter
I’m Still thinking
@FixedAtLast
Was on a dinner date and the waiter walked past so I asked for the bill.
She said, “Go Dutch.”
“ Ok. Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?”
3:50 PM - 6 Aug 2014

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
I once took a girlfriend out to a restaurant, at the end of the evening I asked the waiter for the bill.
My girlfriend said, “Go Dutch ?” So i said,Ok, “Mag ik dan de rekening alstublieft?”
11:35 AM - 11 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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