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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

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1 month ago #9466739        
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Im a Dane that recently moved to USA for 2 years. And when they asked "where are you from?" I of course said Denmark. Every time after I told them that I came from Denmark they asked me questions about my country: " Do you eat a lot of fish in Norway?" , "Is it cold in Sweden?", "Do you ever miss your Dutch friends?", "What kind of sports do you play in... where did you say you came from?".

And once a guy thought he was smart because he knew that Danes is NOT called Dutch, but "Denmarkeans".

GETTING REALLY TIRED OF YOUR SHIT AMERICA.



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3 months ago #9448954        
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Interesting sidenote: The initial settlers to Pennsylvania in the early 1800s were called the "Pennsylvania Dutch." In reality, there were all Germans, and "Deutsch" had been mistranslated.



9 months ago #9392837        
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An elder Norwegian man said to me: "So you're Dutch? I so appreciate how you apologized for the war, unlike the Japanese. German people are good people!"

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1 month ago #9467972        
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Don't forget Austria/Australia... -.-



4 months ago #9441176        
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Murica moments.



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7 months ago #9412666        
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Oh actually it turns much better since I began to watch APH. And I think SatW just makes this even clearer for the readers.



10 months ago #9383820        
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I love it when Americans misread Austria for Australia.



17 days ago #9474909        
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Yah we're pretty bad at it. We're the worst with the Netherlands because alot of people think it's Holland and because they're called Dutch. Why Dutch and not Nethish or Nethen or something like that?



1 month ago #9469384        
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the Spanish make these mistakes a lot too -- also Lithuania/Latvia... eh. ignorants.



2 months ago #9462130        
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I read the info text and roled my eyes that much that now they hurt

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