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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

2 days ago #9133346      

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


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11 days ago #9127753      

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

1 month 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...

1 month ago #9108441      

I don't have trouble telling Sweden and Switzerland apart (I would be truly amazed if I met someone Finnish who did), but I did have problems learning their English and German names.

1 month ago #9099612      

Its true one step at a time America. Even I use to get confused and my Grandmother was Dutch! lol

2 months ago #9091263      

I have to admit, it took me a while to sort it out, but now I got it.


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2 months ago #9090371      

I'm from Switzerland, or was it Sweden? XD

2 months ago #9086259      

@pmcd81 'Tis a small state. I live there.

2 months ago #9085669      

Some Americans don't even recognize states in the US. When I was moving to Iowa, people asked me in which country it was located...

3 months ago #9073125      

I swear to God, before I know lots of Danes, I thought Denmark is somehow a good friend or owned by Dutch. And Im not American! So..I wonder why..

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