Being a High School student in Winfield, Kansas I was frequently asked if Holland is near the Netherlands and if we speak Netherlandish?
Only a featherhead can ask a question like that, you might think, but actually I do understand the confusion.
Americans are citizens of the United States of America, Britains of Great Britain, Cubans of Cuba and so on, but what about the Dutch?
In France they speak French, in Turkey Turkish, in Germany German and in The Netherlands we speak Dutch!
To confuse you a bit more The Netherlands is also called Holland.
Another weird thing is the way the Dutch count. ’25’ is pronounced five and twenty instead of twenty five!
This all doesn’t make sense to me. Or will the Dutch proof that evolution CAN go in reverse. -Bregje