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Re: OT: Where? and What?

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:32:28 +0100
Message-ID: <45d7584c$0$337$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>


cimode_at_hotmail.fr wrote:
> mAsterdam wrote:

>> Cimode wrote:
>> 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).

> Being French, I never thought about it, but in French collective
> subconscious Hollande = Pays- Bas. Etymologically however you are
> perfectly right. I apologize again.

No need. Holland is the most sea-going part of the Netherlands. If you ever meet a Dutchman who says he is from the Netherlands, you can be pretty sure are that he is _not_ from Holland. Similarly: if you meet a Hollander who says he is from Holland, chances are that he is _not_ from Amsterdam.

>>> 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.

> Yes. But it simply irritates me when people bragging non stop about
> *intellectual honnesty* break the rule at any occasion they get.
>
> French proverb : Do as I say but Don't do as I do
Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 13:32:28 CST

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