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about eigenwijsje

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“eigenwijsje” was the only other name my father ever called me, besides my real name. “eigenwijs” is Dutch for stubborn or opinionated. The “je” is used in colloquial language to signal a diminutive.

My father disliked all the nicknames that people gave me or anyone for that matter, and never used a nickname for anybody.

“eigenwijsje” is what he used to call me from time to time. Especially when I was trying to explain him why I was doing something in a specific way.