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Sinterklaas kapoentie booi wat in m'n schoentie?

Any reason why this is here? And what it means? I suppose it has something to do with Santa Claus coming to town or something.

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12-05-2007 at 07:07 AM
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Cool, you have found an easter egg here. It has to do with the Dutch version of Santa Claus: Sinterklaas. He gives away presents on the 5th of december.

"Sinterklaas kapoentje, gooi wat in m'n schoentje,
Gooi wat in m'n laarsje, dank u Sinterklaasje!"
is a Dutch song for children, to beg Sinterklaas for presents.

Incidentally, a long time ago this song was used by children to tease Sinterklaas. Kapoen is an old-Dutch word that means the same as capon in English: a castrated rooster. This is derived from old Dutch stories about a certain "Klaas Kapoen" who was very lazy and ended up in prison. Children compared Sinterklaas to this anti-hero when they invented this song.

Nowadays hardly anyone in Holland remembers the tales of Klaas Kapoen and children who sing the song are not at all aware of its true meaning. :lol

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Does this appear only in December or something? I don't remember noticing it in past years.
12-05-2007 at 07:49 AM
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I don't play Subterra very often, but I'm fairly sure you will only see this on december the 5th.
12-05-2007 at 07:52 AM
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grobblewobble wrote:
I don't play Subterra very often, but I'm fairly sure you will only see this on december the 5th.

Precisely.

Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas

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Radiant wrote:
Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas
Please don't tell me you still believe in it... :P

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it's original, at least...

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12-11-2007 at 09:37 PM
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Tim wrote:
Please don't tell me you still believe in it... :P

Of course I do - that's why I still get presents every year!


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Like, DUH.......?

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Hey, If you've gone that far, why don't you record some carols or suchlike rod the twelve days of christmas.

that much music shouldn't be hard, as anyone who can read music(and play an instrument[and you don't necessarily have to know how to read music either]) can play a carol or two.

you could try a few odd ones too, such as the carol of the bells, which is Ukrainian carol I believe...

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