i felt bad for willem-alexander and his proverb, he obviously didn't know that the word would have a strong meaning. diplomatic mistakes like this happen often though as people try to incorporate (sometimes not rightly) words that would relate to the place they visit: not long ago, the president of ecuador refered to spain as the "republic of spain", which is an even worse mistake than trying to adapt slang in a language that is not your own.
on the other hand, i was pleased to hear him speaking a bit of spanish - he obviously has a distinctive argentinian accent!
however, the visit seemed to be a success on the whole, i loved the pictures in the pyramids, they are supperb!
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