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373 bytes added, 15:42, 28 February 2011
Finland and Iceland are not Scandinavian countries
::The point is that the common English usage is WRONG! Wikitravel should not give people misinformation. It is also common that people say "America" when in fact they mean only one particular country (the USA), a fact that doesn´t mean that Brazil (an American country) is a part of the United States. Iceland and Finland is no more a part of Scandinavia than Brazil is a part of the United States! --[[User:Oddeivind|Oddeivind]] 10:02, 28 February 2011 (EST)
:::Educating the English-speaking masses to change the way they speak is not really among our goals. I'd say it's fine to add a note in the Understand section explaining your point, but I'd say it's going to be an uphill battle to get this changed unless you have a real good suggestion for another way that countries in this given region are ''commonly'' referred to collectively. I think Scandinavia is about as good as we can come up with. Just have a look further up this page at previous users who have made the same point as you. [[User:Texugo|texugo]] 10:31, 28 February 2011 (EST)
::::"The Nordic countries''' is the correct term for these five countries, but another solution is to keep "Scandinavia" but to remove Finland and Iceland (but having a comment that these countries are often wrongly called Scandinavian among English-speaking users (mainly due to ignorance about the countries). --[[User:Oddeivind|Oddeivind]] 10:38, 28 February 2011 (EST)
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