Wednesday’s word was going to be oliebollen (doughnut) as it is an oft used word in the house of Julia to signify the occurrence of a very daft thing indeed. However, and for reasons soon to be very, very apparent, I have changed it to afbreken and ‘nu betalen‘. Don’t worry though, you’ll get an opportunity to cry “Oliebollen Julia!” at the end of this article.
Afbreken: Break, interrupt, discontinue…
Nu Betalen: Pay now (and definitely not to be confused with niet betalen: don’t pay)
These are useful to know when shopping online – you’ll see them at the point you wish to continue making a payment. They are especially useful to know when the online transaction you are trying to compete fails for what feels like the hundredth time this week. I’d also say that these two words are essential to know before you email the retailer to inform them that their online store must be broken as for love nor money you can’t seem to pay for the goods you have just ordered!
Now that I have updated my vocabulary, the only questions remains is: Should I reply to the lovely customer services lady and tell her that actually, after all, I was pressing ‘afbreken‘… ?!