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Still a long way


Не проходит и месяца без того, чтобы кто-нибудь не спутал Швецию/Швейцарию и Данию/Нидерланды. Что касается пары Швеция/Швейцария, то вся путаница происходит от схожих названий стран, что же до Дании/Нидерланд, то вся соль шутки в том, что датчане [на английском] именуются «Danish», а нидерландцы — «Dutch».

Обычное, пальма первенства в таких нелепостях остаётся за жителями США, но в реальной жизни я в первый раз столкнулась с такой путаницей когда была в Англии. Чтобы попасть в страну, нужно встать в определённую очередь. Я должна была встать в очередь для граждан Европы, но почему-то встала в очередь для «Других стран». Одна из женщин, которая предположительно могла решить проблему, спросила меня: «Вы нидерландка?». Я ответила, что «Нет, я не нидерландка» и протянула ей свой паспорт, в котором говорится, что я датчанка, на что женщина ответила: «Вот, здесь говорится: нидерландка. Зачем же Вы врали о том, откуда приехали?»


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3rd February 2012
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3 years ago #9467972        
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Don't forget Austria/Australia... -.-


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3 years 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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Rayati

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10 months ago #9770334        
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So, I'm currently learning German on Duolingo, and the hardest sentence I ever had to learn to pronounce so far is "Schweden ist nicht die Schweiz", which means "Sweden is not Switzerland", and this comic reminded me of it :D

2 years ago #9605581        
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So recently, while visiting the U.S, this happened:
"Where do you come from?"
"Sénégal"
"What?"
"Sénégal"
"What?"
"I come from Africa"
"Ohh, why didn't you say so sooner"
At this point, I was already sick of it, so I got ready to leave when:
"So that 'Senegal' you're talking about (yes she put Senegal in quotations as if it didn't exist) it's a city in Africa right, since Africa is the biggest country in the world"
Too tired and annoyed to come up with an elaborate response to explain that Africa isn't a country I just answered yes to everything she said.
"Is it next to Egypt?"
"Yes"
"Oh, so it's next to Cairo"
"Yes"
"And the Mediterranean Ocean"
"Yes"
"How cool, you must be a surfer then"
"Yup"
If I can name every single one of your states, the only thing I ask for in return is for you not to think Africa is a country.


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2 years ago #9602434        
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I don't get it - looks like the normal crew: Swissland, Nethermark, and Norwegia.


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3 years ago #9503241        
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A good deal of people also mix up the Germans and the Dutch because the Germans call themselves Deutsche, which sounds similar to Dutch. That's why some things that are German in origin are referred to as Dutch.

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3 years 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.

4 years 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 year ago #9747729        
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none of your stories are as bad as one I experienced with my best friend. I was telling her about Russia and all she was saying was 'what the hell are you talking about' and 'Russia sounds stupid'. I showed her Russia on a world map and she still didn't believe it existed

2 years ago #9611642        
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The odd thing is, I can now differentiate all the Nordic and Scandinavian countries because of this webcomic. Weird.

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