Category Archives: Amsterdam Janks

Janks collected in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 16, 2018 at Sociëteit SEXYLAND

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Amharic:
English: It’s hard to choose the most beautiful monkey.
Collected: Amsterdam, Netherlands (12-16-2018)
Origin: A common saying in Ethiopia. Used when faced with all bad choices. Heard it from her father.

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Dutch:
English: If you are born a dime, you’ll never be a quarter
Collected: Amsterdam, Netherlands (12-16-2018)
Origin: Dutch expression that you learn in elementary school as part of Dutch sayings and proverbs

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Dutch:
English: Even if a monkey would wear a golden ring, it would still remain an ugly thing
Collected: Amsterdam, Netherlands (12-16-2018)
Origin: Dutch expression that you learn in elementary school as part of Dutch sayings and proverbs