its normal speaking language , nothing to get arroused about !!
What do you say when you adress a Dutchman , are you coming from Holland or the Netherlands ?? I'm coming from the Netherlands and not from Holland , Holland is just a small part from the Netherlands .
Can't give a d**n anymore , its like carrying water to the sea explaning the difference , its just Holland for any foreigner !!
Interesting, What do folk from the Netherlands refer to their selves as? I've always wondered.
I think Calling a Scotsman is probably akin to calling you German and worse than calling a Norwegian a Swede. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom (After the union of the parliaments in 1715 or there abouts) along with Wales and Northern Ireland but we still have our own legal system, local governmental system, currency, educational system plus others. We are rather proud of our Identity so being called English rather than British tends to iritate.
there is nothing wrong in being proud to be Scottish !!
But , hello , this is a forum about vehicles , not people. A vehicle doesn't care where its manufactored , doesn't care who's driving it. Do you have to hate all German vehicles for what their drivers did ??
Where do most makes come from in Britain ? England ? Suppose all makes had their factories troughout the isles and commonwealth. Are there any makes coming from Scotland or Wales ? Really don't know that !! If so , you're very right !!
Btw , i'm never called German , except for some Americans everyone knows where "Holland" lies !! And i do like German WWII vehicles
Some fair points. Britain is pretty industrialised so vehicle factories were spread all over the country, even in peace time. The companies came from both sides of the border. Off the top of my head John Brown & Co used to build Mk4 Male tanks during the Great War. I understand your point about this being a site about military vehicles but English is just plain inaccurate!
OK that's enough this has gone way to far.
German stuff is my main interest too. I would like to own a Zundapp KS750 one day - when I'm rich.
Yep , you're right , we leave the discussion at this point.
You have to be pretty rich now a days to buy a KS 750 , and the chance you get a 85% reprobike is high . Me on the other hand was lucky enough to drive several KS 750's over the last 25 years. Have one left wich i cherish very much , its totally original and complete !!