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funny clip about Holland vs The Netherlands 
12th-Feb-2013 10:05 pm
Too funny not to share: Everything you never wanted to know about Holland vs the Netherlands.

13th-Feb-2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
It's a really great video that explains things in a funny way.

I don't understand why this mistake is so widespread, and in different languages. It's not hard to understand Holland is a province (well two, if I understand correctly) of the Netherlands.

Does that make you scream when your hear the mistake or do you let it go past you? Like there's no hope!
14th-Feb-2013 10:38 am (UTC)
It was explained that, at least historically speaking, Holland was more prominent than the other provinces, but indeed, it's weird. People also talk about France and don't single out Normandy or England/Dorset and turn it into a name for everyone that lives in that country by using a province-name.

No, I don't mind, but then I originally come from South Holland so I'm both from Holland and from the Netherlands, but I have friends in Friesland (Northern province in the Netherland) and they take offence to being called a Hollander. They are Fries or Dutch, but not a Hollander... Complicated what?
14th-Feb-2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
wait, france is a country... and normandy is another... i am confused now...
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