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Mrs.Brown
937531.  Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:12 pm Reply with quote

In the Gothic episode Stephen Fry asks "how is everything in Dutchland"
But please don't say this to anyone from the Netherlands. (Holland)
Dutchland isn't an existing word (although I love making up words myself so I don't mind that at all) but in this case it sounds like Deutschland. Which means Germany.
It's like saying a Scotsman or Irishman comes from England....

 
mckeonj
937541.  Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Mrs.Brown wrote:
It's like saying a Scotsman or Irishman comes from England....

In England, any talented Irish or Scots person is automatically English.
However, any talented Welsh person is undeniably Welsh.

 

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