What does it mean: Doe maar normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg.
Every week, we explain a Dutch phrase. Just for you, because we like you. Today:
“Doe maar normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg.”
Quite typical Dutch and maybe even typical Gronings. It means: Please act normal because normal is crazy enough. We don’t really like to stand out. We don’t like to brag. We feel most comfortable when we blend in and nobody really notices us. Well, this is the consensus. Not everybody here is like that, hallelujah.
It connects to one of the characteristics we feel we have in Groningen: nuchterheid. So we tell you more about that next time :).