zondag 17 december 2017
Sunday Stamps: 'T' is for tandarts, tuinieren and triceratops
Today Sunday Stamps' theme is the letter 'T'. Both in English and in Dutch the elements which are located in our jaws in order to bite, start with a 't': tooth in English (plural 'teeth'), and tand in Dutch (plural 'tanden').
When it comes to health care for these teeth, the English language suddenly moves away from the letter 't', while in Dutch this dentist just is named 'tandarts' (literally 'tooth-doctor').
Dutch Post (then PTT) happens to have issued stamps about tanden and the tandarts many years ago.
The text on the stamp on top says: 'If I promise not to cry, will I get a candy?'.
Coincidentally, the picture on top of this stamp shows a magazine, which in Dutch also starts with the letter 't', namely 'tijdschrift' (tijd = time, schrift = exercise/note book)!
Here some detail of a visit to the tandarts:
And of course tandenpoetsen is important (poetsen = to brush):
The Dutch word for 'garden' is 'tuin', and the verb 'gardening' means 'tuinieren'. The theme of the following stamp is 'biodynamic agriculture', growing bulb flowers, but the picture on this stamp makes me think of tuinieren in an individual garden rather than professional agriculture:
Finally a triceratops, a well-known prehistoric animal whose name I think the same in any country. The stamp happens to origin in a country starting with the letter 't' also!
See more stamps on the letter 't' at and via today's Sunday Stamps.