Them: It's "Amsterdam," not "Hamsterdam"
Me: *Visions of a tiny city for hamsters in my head* What
@bgcarlisle This awoke a memory of years ago. I'm pretty sure when I was small there was a point-and-click video game where you explore the city of Hamsterdam.
Can't find anything about it now. Maybe it was only available in Dutch?
@bgcarlisle while hitchhiking I did actually once write "hamsterdam" on my sign. Couldn't resist the urge
@bgcarlisle first time in Brussels, I asked for mustard for my fries, to unbelieving eyes. (Quickly learnt andalouse sauce is the better option.)
@bgcarlisle I think they would simply not comprehend why you would want to do that, nor have vinegar on hand to provide 🤔
@bgcarlisle Ah yes, the delicious "cheese" snacks that have a composition so suspect that they might actually end up being unintentionally vegan
@bgcarlisle I call it a huge money pit that took forever and causes me nothing but trouble, but Amstertram is good too
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