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  • Niels Horn
    Jan 4, 2012
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      On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Rhialto <rhialto@...> wrote:
      > On Wed 04 Jan 2012 at 10:42:35 -0200, Niels Horn wrote:
      >> 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.
      > --
      > ___ 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
      >

      Being Dutch myself, I know all that, but even the Dutch sing "Hup,
      Holland, Hup" and never "Hup, Nederland, Hup" when watching a football
      match...
      I sort of gave up on explaining the difference between the two years ago. :)

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      Niels Horn

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