Re: OT: Where? and What?
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:32:28 +0100
> 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
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