Dutch Oven

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5 comments on this post.
  1. Jonathan David:

    Dutch oven is “not” an oven. The word dutch is used in a derogatory sense (much like indian) meaning false. Hence we have expressions such as dutch uncle, dutch treat, dutch twins, and dutch oven. All of which are not true uncles, twins, treats, or ovens. Dutch doors may be an exception.

  2. Mike B:

    Except that a Dutch oven works really well for baking. Breads, pies, biscuits, cakes, cornbreads, and roasts all work. The flanged lid allows coals to be piled on top, so heat is being applied from the top and bottom. Of course, it works great as a pot and deep fryer.

  3. pdwalker:

    To further what Jonathan has said, “dutch oven” also means “to fart under the blanket” which has the effect of warming up the air underneath on a cold night. It also makes an unpleasant surprise for your unwary bed partner.

    “dutch courage” means to do a “brave” act whilst under the influence of copious amounts of alcohol.

  4. mokyfellow:

    I am amazed at all the fine information that is available for an old 74 year old man here on line. I am even more amazed at the comedy found here, like the comment of “pdwalker” as shown above. “to fart under the blanket”? Now really!!!!

  5. El kingy:

    Myself and a lot of my friends also use the phrase Dutch Oven for farting whilst holding your girlfriends head under the bed covers. It’s a widely use term for such an act, we have been investigating online trying to discover where and how this act was rewarded with such a name but we’ve been unsuccessful, if anyone can shed light on the situation this would put our minds rest. Thank you

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