I've seen it in person! Was very surreal and cool to see and think about "If only that hat could talk..."
Many years ago a comedy was made in the Netherlands, set in the Napoleonic era (with well known Dutch comedian André van Duin). It also contains a hilarious song about "The bicorn of the emperor" (in Dutch: De steek van de keizer". Keep in mind that the word 'steek' has several meanings in Dutch.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxl6Ax_u6IA
What all does 'steek' mean? My mind is reeling with the possibilities, especially as relates to Napoleon!
The Van Dale Groot woordenboek van de Nederlandse taal ( = Van Dale Great dictionary of the Dutch language) distinguishes 22 meanings.https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steekobject
- (onder)steek, po : bedpan, a po (object) for bedridden patients
- steek : stab (shovel), a kind of spade
- steek: stitch (headgear) certain type of headgear with saved edges
> two-sided stitch, a pointed hat with two points
> triangular stitch, a pointed hat with three pointsact
- steek (beweging): stab (movement), stabbing with an object
- steek (volleybal): stab (volleyball), a technique in volleyball
- insectensteek: insect sting, for example from a waspengineering
- steek (trap): stitch (stairs), straight part of a staircase
- diaclase, a crack in natural stone
- the distance between the highest point of a segmental arc and the line connecting the births of the arc, see arc (engineering)different
- steek: stitch (craft), a loop made with a thread see also embroidery stitch
- steek: a sharp sudden pain
- steek: a way of knotting, see knot (rope)
- steek: stitch (length measurement), a certain size
> the distance from center to center between two mill combs, see comb (mill wheel)
> a distance measure for chains such as for a bicycle chain, see chain drive
In his song André van Duin also uses the English word 'steak', which can sound like steek in Dutch when pronounced.