I Need More Cowbell!
Ask Boyo questions about living in the Nederlands.
In general it's ok.What's it like?
It's not as bad as it was a few years ago. But it does mean I occasionally have to hurry to make deadlines. My co-workers all think I'm a very hard worker though, as they always see me sitting behind my desk, frantically typing away on my keyboard with a grimace on my face. That I'm actually posting on an internet forum doesn't occur to them. In that regard the Costanza and Dilbert principles are very much true. Sitting behind your desk+looking annoyed=working hard.boyo considering how much time you spend on xtratime do you actually do any work during work hours?
That's been a problem a few times in the past, but then I moved my monitor so that people walking into my office couldn't see it anymore and it's been fine ever since. When someone walks in, I have enough time to close my browser before they reach my desk.i guess you either have your own office then or your computer is facing the wall meaning its not like in the middle of the room where the guy sitting behind you can see what you are doing
I consider us all citizens of the Kingdom. Although I think that for the Antilles it would probably be better if they gained independence, like what Suriname did in the 80's. But that's up to them. They had a vote a few years and the population expressed the desire to remain a self-governed part of the Netherlands.Do you feel a kinship to the Netherlands Antilles?
That's right. The full name is Kingdom of the Netherlands, or the Netherlands. Holland used to be a county. One of the most powerful and influential counties of the Republic of the Netherlands, as we were called prior to 1830 when the Kingdom was formed. Ships that sailed to discover new lands did so mainly from port cities in the county of Holland. The sailors considered themselves Hollanders first and Netherlanders second, so they introduced themselves as being from Holland instead of being from the Netherlands. People abroad concluded that their country must be Holland then, and throughout the centuries that name stuck. And it still does.Let's see... Netherlands is the correct name of the country, whereas Holland is only a region within the Netherlands, right?
Right=goed.Tim said:...and how do you say right/correct in Dutch?