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Still a long way by humon Still a long way by humon
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Not a month goes by without someone confusing Sweden/Switzerland or Denmark/Netherlands. With Sweden/Switzerland it's because of the names of the countries, but with Denmark/Netherlands it's because people from Denmark are called Danish and people from Netherlands are called Dutch.

It's usually Americans who make those mistakes, but the first time I encountered it in real life was actually in England when I got in the wrong line to get into the country. I was supposed to stand in the Europe line but ended up in the Rest of The World line, and one of the women there could apparently tell something was wrong and asked me, "Are you Dutch?" I said no and handed her my passport which said Denmark and she responded with, "That's what I said: Dutch. Why are you lying about where you're from?" :XD:
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Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Yeah, ALL Americans make that mistake almost constantly.  I think its because all those flags look so damn similar.
Luma-Lune Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
When I was in England, people thought that I was American because of my pronunciation :)
A compliment of course, because I'm Dutch. But people never thought I was Danish before :3
burdoc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
:B that's the thing about us americans, we aren't so knowlegable about the world, but we try dammit!....we mean well....most of us...come where I live and i'll be your best friend in no time...
SeerWalker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I've been called Swedish more times than I can count, urgh.
RaspK-FOG Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard similar mistakes, but this one takes the cake. Bravo, people...
ArtzGeneration Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014   General Artist
Wait, Dutch are from Netherland! My life is a lie!
But, seriously I've done this at least ONCE before. >3<
janthekiller Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wait.... You did not know that? I can teach all you would need to know about the netherlands if you want to.
ArtzGeneration Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014   General Artist
Sure~ Go right ahead~ (It was a little joke, but it would be great to learn more about them~)
janthekiller Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What would you like to know? How we got formed? What the VOC was? Why we build dams way to much? How polders work? How the tulp got here? There is a lot to learn. Id be happy to tell you some of this stuff!
ArtzGeneration Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   General Artist
Well, maybe the relationship among the Nordics~
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