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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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6 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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xxxmiyo

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4 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.



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



11 days ago #9449012        
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He is learning and that is wirth recognising and acknowledging.



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11 days 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.



1 month ago #9441176        
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Murica moments.



2 months ago #9433816        
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I always laugh, giggle, smirk and chuckle when I watch this.



3 months ago #9418917        
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I had to sit through a bunch of presentations for two countries immigration to america, and the one guy that did the country I was hoping for (Denmark) but wrote it with the Dutch facts -.-



7 months ago #9387822        
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@Leowic Holland is another name for the Netherlands which is the guy sitting where Denmark should be.

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Leowic

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7 months ago #9384729        
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I am very bad about this. I still have problems with the Scandinavian countries, made worse because I work for a Swedish company. AND WHAT THE HELL IS HOLLAND!?! GAA!!! My world view is crumbling, I need my hat!

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