Yesterday I went to the store to buy some food. There was a cute little blond girl sitting in her daddy’s shopping cart with a paper crown on her head. As they were heading towards the cash register, the little girl starting singing a familiar American song: “Happy verjaardag to you, Happy verjaardag to you!” Yup, ‘verjaardag’ is Dutch for ‘birthday’. I know two Dutch birthday songs, one is “Er is er een jarig” (roughly, “It’s someone’s birthday here”, and the other one is “Lang zal ze leven” (roughly, “Long shall he/she live”. They are both very catchy, I assure you.