Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Oh my.

If I say I'm Dutch, that does not mean that my people were from Denmark. It means they were from the Netherlands. The Danish* are from Denmark.

To further clarify: Holland, though synonymous with the Netherlands is actually just a region in the west of The Netherlands, whereas the Netherlands** refers to the entire country.

There. I'm glad we got that out of the way.

*They are also delicious breakfast treats.
**If you want to be superproper, it is The Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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