ILuvEire wrote:sokuban wrote:What's the problem with "Holland"? Sure, if someone uses it to refer to the Netherlands as a country it is wrong, but "I went to Holland" is fine in most cases is it not?
It's a town in Michigan, and a popular vacation spot! I was very impressed by the absence of Dutch accents in all the people interviewed!
There are 3 Hollands here in Wisconsin!
sokuban wrote:Which brings up another point. Who actually says "I went to the United Kingdom"? Not many people; maybe "I went to the UK" is used a little, but I find the common names of the countries are used a lot more—at least around here.
You're right. Nobody would say that.