Obviously you have never been to the south-eastern seacoast of the U.S. where you can barely recognize it as English at times (not trying to offend Southerners here but the accents can be very thick). I have been in the Bayou and the only thing spoken was this weird combination of French and English that was very difficult to understand at times.
Originally posted by freesources
Wayne, Wayne.... You know... Every nation here has another language here. There are countires with 3 national languages (being Belgium and Switzerland). That's one thing.
Secondly there is this huge difference in history. First there were the ancient Greeks and Romans in Greece and Italy, than there were the Galliėrs (don't know the name in English) in Belgium and Holland, etc. Than there were the angelicans (england) and the Vikings in the North. I've been to lots of countries including every country that surrounds Belgium and I really see a difference in culture and mentality.
You know I'm on 50 km of Holland, 100 km of Germany, 120 km of France and 250 km of Luxembourg? :-)