> I’m sure it’s likely there is a very sound reason within Holland, of why
> it is thought of predominantly as the Netherlands in some other
> countries, but not the country in question, itself. It is, I would
> imagine a cultural thing. In that it is very precise to the Dutch and
> only appears otherwise to other countries. After all, it’s their
> country, so they should know. It’s only a guess, but it seems likely.
> We Englanders say Holland too. But it’s probably just a European thing.
It's funny that they do so, but if you call a Brit (not from England
proper) English they get all bothered.
Or when you Brits call all Americans "Yanks". The southern half of us
don't care for that one bit...