In any case, the terms of the contract should be drawn up in writing and signed by both parties in order to avoid any difficulty in proving the content or even the existence of an agreement. In Egypt, it is Englizy, which means „English style“. A popular ethymology is that the reference „Dutch“ comes from Dutch Schultz, a New York gangster from the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, who could have used Dutching to profit from gambling on horse racing, although his nickname is derived from German („German“) as far as his German-Jewish background is concerned. In some parts of Italy (especially in the south), the expression pagare alla romana can be translated as „pay like the people of Rome“ or „pay in the Roman style“ (as far as modern and urban Rome is concerned, not ancient Rome). It has a double and opposite meaning, depending on the tradition that is followed: the most modern and common importance is to distribute the total cost equally among all customers; the other is the same as „Going Dutch“. This can lead to misunderstandings.  „Going Dutch“ (sometimes written in Dutch lowercase) is a term that indicates that anyone participating in a paid activity covers their own expenses instead of a person in the group bearing the costs of the whole group. The term comes from the etiquette of the restaurant meal in the Western world, where every person pays for their meal. It is also called the Dutch date, Dutch sweets (the oldest, pejorative form) and Dutch.
In the Levant (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan) and other Arab countries is the expression shamia (شااية) and refers to the inhabitants of Damascus in Syria who are supposedly stingy. Another similar expression is Sherke Halabieh (which means „to share the path of Aleppo“) which has a similar connotation. „Going Dutch“ is a fully accepted practice in most urban Indians. It is more common for friends, colleagues, and couples to share the bill or request separate bills. In Mumbai, Delhi and other cities, it is commonly referred to as TTMM, to make tera main mera, which literally means „you for yours and me for mine“.. . . .