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Dienstag, April 22, 2003
A well known international animal rights group has offered money for schools (in form of vegetable-petties) if the city of Hamburg, New York, will be renamed into Veggieburg. Actually that's what Zogbyblog reports with a link to a Buffalo newspaper. So maybe some people will be surprized that Hamburg NY is named after the german city Hamburg. It's one of the three biggest german cities and should be about 1000 years old (don't argue for one or more centuries, it's just to make clear that it's really old to US standards). Its name surely has absolutely nothing to do with Ham or burgers. Its name comes from the first in 832 mentioned "Hammaburg", "Burg" means Castle and "Hamma" could mean something like "restrained" or "obstacle" in thge ground like a hill or something like that. If you're interested in the Hamburg history, you can find much stuff about it here, but you have to use your babelfish or other translating tool. Or if you want to know something about the actual city, you'll get it here. That's an english link. Hamburg has something in common with any american citie - it never belonged to the roman empire. Hamburg was one of the big stations, people went on the ships to emigrate to the USA. So many of the european imigrants knew Hamburg. So we think it's pretty funny, that something which is perceived as the typical american food is named after a german city. But who knows, maybe they'll rename it into freedom-burger or something like that, now?