63659Re: Vim 2012 calendar available
- Jan 4, 2012On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Rhialto <rhialto@...> wrote:
> On Wed 04 Jan 2012 at 10:42:35 -0200, Niels Horn wrote:Being Dutch myself, I know all that, but even the Dutch sing "Hup,
>> So, maybe technically "Netherlands" is correct, but the large majority
>> of the rest of this planet will always call it "Holland" :)
> My personal reason for prefering The Netherlands, or variants of that,
> is that Holland would refer only to two of the 12 provinces of the
> country (Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland or North and South Holland). And
> I don't live in either of them. It's like calling Great Britain England.
> Historically the two Hollands are among the most "important" provinces
> because that's more or less where the impressive people came from when,
> a few centuries ago, history was written. Zeeland was another one. Most
> of the rest has a convoluted history of what belonged to who. And of
> course Holland seems to be easier to pronounce than The Ne Ther Lands :-)
> ___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert -- There's no point being grown-up if you
> \X/ rhialto/at/xs4all.nl -- can't be childish sometimes. -The 4th Doctor
Holland, Hup" and never "Hup, Nederland, Hup" when watching a football
I sort of gave up on explaining the difference between the two years ago. :)
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