What's in a Name?
My husband downloaded a silly song from iTunes this week. It's called Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by the group They Might Be Giants.
The song has a line that goes: "Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam..."
My three-year-old son sang this song to me as he ate his lunch this afternoon. I was impressed that he knew most of the lyrics. I did chuckle, though, when he sang:
"Even Old New York was once New Hamsterland..."