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Still a long way


Still a long way

Not a month goes by without someone confusing Sweden/Switzerland or Denmark/Netherlands. With Sweden/Switzerland it's because of the names of the countries, but with Denmark/Netherlands it's because people from Denmark are called Danish and people from Netherlands are called Dutch.

It's usually Americans who make those mistakes, but the first time I encountered it in real life was actually in England when I got in the wrong line to get into the country. I was supposed to stand in the Europe line but ended up in the Rest of The World line, and one of the women there could apparently tell something was wrong and asked me, "Are you Dutch?" I said no and handed her my passport which said Denmark and she responded with, "That's what I said: Dutch. Why are you lying about where you're from?" :XD:

3rd February 2012

1 month ago #9246675        

I was disappointed in the last panel

1 month ago #9245966        

I mistook an Australian for a New Zealander once, which he thought was funny. But don't mistake a New Zealander for an Australian. They don't care much for that.


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4 months ago #9169992        

Close enough e.e

5 months ago #9158235        

Atleast he knew Norway was Norway!

6 months ago #9147046        

In size and population, certenly. But the difference in culture and history reach a much deeper level here, due to the age of our countrys.

6 months ago #9143439        

ok, so i did mistaken a dane for a german once (he wasnt very happy). but again, stop talking to stupid americans. i feel you need a second america. i hate being grouped with those ppl


19 M
6 months ago #9135618        

I usually mix up dutch and deutch instead...

6 months ago #9133346        

If you want sad, having fellow Americans confuse Germans with Russians. This always leads to some aaaaangry tourists


100 M
7 months ago #9127753        

Well, European countries don't matter to most Americans. Countries to you guys are like States to us.

7 months ago #9109634        

Haha I mentioned this on an earlier comic, but today one of my bosses confused Denmark and "Holland." It was even funnier because I was reading SatW when it happened. XD

Spoiler alert: this took place in the southeast US...

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