The Smell of Victory
The colour, with no rhyming equal, represents the Dutch Royal Family and not the national flag, which is red, white and blue.
You see it everywhere on the streets of Vancouver, as everyone under the west coast sun, who has even the slightest percent of Dutch heritage, is expressing their pride in Holland’s soccer achievement.
To celebrate the Netherlands’ accomplishment, Simmons Mattress Gallery would like to discuss another proud product of Holland, the Dutch oven.
Literally speaking, a Dutch oven is a cast iron pot with a thick lid. It can be placed on or over coals to produce a casserole-like effect for cooking. Modern Dutch ovens are also designed to be used in conventional ovens and on stovetops.
While there may be a plethora of varieties, the main feature that is unique to this type of cookware is the pot’s ability to trap the moisture of the food inside. In doing so, it also contains and traps the smell of the items.
This is where the urban definition for the term ‘giving a Dutch oven,’ arises from.
In slang, the expression, ‘performing a Dutch oven,’ refers to a rather vile act where a pocket of flatulence is created and shared with a partner.
Specifically, it is when an individual passes wind underneath the sheets and then pulls the bedding over another person who is sharing the same bed. The recipient is trapped in a virtual chamber of gas.
While not recommended for some couples, performing this practice correctly can lead to more laughs than Mike Myers’ Dutch villain, Goldmember.
You may want to test out your partner’s comfort level with your own gas before performing this feat.
If you are successful and both you and your partner are able to share a laugh, give a quick thank you to Holland for their inspiring cookware design.