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Re: OT: Where? and What?

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 19:50:59 +0100
Message-ID: <45d74e9a$0$338$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


Cimode wrote:
> Tony D wrote:

>> Cimode wrote:

[snip]

>> Careful with that "Holland" thing ... Dutchmen who aren't from Holland
>> can get *really* upset if you say Holland instead of the
>> Netherlands ;)

> I apologize for the confusion. My English is not as sharp as I would
> like it to be. In French, we use the world *Hollande* for calling
> Neetherlands.

Hollande is French for Holland.
The French for the Netherlands is Pays-Bas. Strangely both English and French use a plural word for what the Dutch call Nederland (singular).

> Agreed. Note that BB still has not recognized error for his stupid
> and offensive comments to mAsterdam. He persists and signs.

Never mind. It is way more fun to get upset about other things. Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 12:50:59 CST

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