Spare letters

Pork chops

Yeah, sure, this mistake is easily made. But it is proof that people write things the way they sound and can’t be bothered to check. A ‘porkshop’ sounds like a shop where they sell pork. This sign is basically symptomatic of trying to please tourists in downtown Amsterdam where 1.5 million tourists – more than twice the amount of inhabitants (730,000) – converge and consume. Having taken up official residence in this sardine-packed city, I try to avoid downtown when I want to move around at a normal pace.

(Photo: Yuri)

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