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What Nordic people think about each other?

Discussion in 'Nordic Countries Discussion' started by Tod, Feb 11, 2002.

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  1. Gray_Mouser

    Gray_Mouser Jedi Youngling

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    I´ve been to Danmark and Sweden many times (tho only southern Sweden). Sometime when I have the money I will visit Finland, not because of the landscape but because the people. The Finns that I have met in my short existence are the most fun, easy going people that I have met in my life(except for Texans who are just nuts).
     
  2. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I have been to Oslo several times, I've been to most Holmenkollen Skifestivals since I was just some years old, I've also been to Trondheim quite a few times, also because of skiing. I like Trondheim, but it's very expensive.

    I've only been on åland, never to real Finland, nice place. Denmark is flat.
     
  3. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    When I was six my family went camping in Norway. I don't remember exactly where we stayed, only that it was really nice.

    I've been to Denmark. Once when I was three and we visited Legoland. Naturally I don't remember much. I also visitided Denmark in 1996 when the team I used to play for participated in a cup. We lived just outside Köpenhamn.

    I've been to Finland, Helsingfors and Ã…bo. I've also been to Ã…land several times since my uncle lives there. His wife is from Finland so they live on Ã…land as well as in Ã…bo. I like Ã…land, it's nice in summers. It's been several years since I was in Ã…bo so I can't say what I thought of it.
     
  4. JediLynx

    JediLynx Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've been to Vaasa more times than I can count as my family lives right across the bay, in Umeå. It's a nice city and the people there are very friendy. I've also been to Tampere and Åland.

    I've been to Denmark twice with my family when I was younger. I don't remember much from our first visit, as I was very young, but I think it was southern Denmark with a lot of nice beaches. The second time we travelled a bit and went to Legoland, of course. Last spring I attended the Star Wars Convention in Köpenhamn, which was very nice, but I didn't get to see much of Denmark. Everone was really friendly, even though we sometimes had some communication problems... ;)

    I've never been to Norway although I came very close this summer as I spent some time in Björkliden (7 km from Abisko for those of you who don't know. Abisko is 200 km north of the polar circle, if you didn't know that either.). At least I've seen Norway from a distance. It looked just like the Björkliden surroundings... very nice. :)
     
  5. menilma

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think I have been in all the nordic countries except iceland. but the time I was in finland hardly counts, I was rather young and my family just visited mumindalen. that's all I can remember. I went to Norway last year, skiing in Trysil. we didn't see much of norway, we just skiied. ofcourse I've seen a lot of sweden :D
    I have also been to denmark several times, more than 50% of my relatives are danish so that is sort of natural. does anyone know the village Humlum? my grandfather lives ther, I just think it's such a cute name [face_love]
     
  6. Gray_Mouser

    Gray_Mouser Jedi Youngling

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    What do Nordic people think about each other?

    Viewpoint Iceland.

    Finns: Easy going.
    Norwegians: Evil.
    Swedes: Boring
    Danes: Imperialistic Swine. :)

    This is a stereotypical view I know but who cares?
     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Ok, at least Swedes aren't the worst ones.
     
  8. Tod

    Tod Jedi Master star 4

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    This is wonderful. It only took 255 replies before anybody actually answered my question. Thanks Gray_Mouser!!!
     
  9. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    From the American perspective:

    Norwegians - Hot chicks and cross country skiers

    Swedes - Hot chicks and practical cars (but not for Florida, Volvo's need better air conditioning here!)

    Danes - Mmmm....danish...

    Finnish - Uh who?

    Iceland - The way I always heard it, is that they are green and greenland is icy.

    There you go ;)

    --Joey
     
  10. Erk

    Erk Jedi Master star 4

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    From my perspective as a Swede.

    Finland: Boring, Part of Sweden. Criminals.

    Norway: Silly language... but still they got Finse.

    Iceland: Who lives there anyway... Björk perhaps..

    Denmark: Imperialistic Swines. Evil.
     
  11. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Ok, here it comes.

    Finland - saunabathing cheaters
    Norway - jealous people with a cute language
    Denmark - beer drinking people
    Iceland - ehmm, isolated?
     
  12. Karoline

    Karoline Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey! We're not evil! Well, perhaps a bit. We are definately jealous, though.

    From the norvegian point of view:
    Finns: Drunk
    Swedes: Cold designer nation (some people think only of swedes as stupid, though)
    Danes: Liberated
    Icelenders: Few
     
  13. Erk

    Erk Jedi Master star 4

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    Jealous of what?
     
  14. Karoline

    Karoline Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Eachother, other countries, celebrities, you name it.
     
  15. Erk

    Erk Jedi Master star 4

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    BTW, which is the most SW connected nordic country?

    My list;

    1. Norway; Finse
    2. Sweden; Pernilla, Hamill 1/4 swedish, At least one member of the Ep1 ILM cgi staff.
    3. Finland, Denmark, Iceland; ?????
     
  16. Karoline

    Karoline Jedi Padawan star 4

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    1 Norway- Finse
    2 Sweden- Pernilla August
    3 Sweden- Hey, is Mark 1/4 swedish?? He gets 3rd place, then.
     
  17. Mr_Farenheit

    Mr_Farenheit Jedi Youngling

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    Finland:

    The Neckles (spelling) that Leia wears at end of Episode IV is Designed by a fin.
     
  18. menilma

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    ooh great.. but we still have the mother of the chosen one! go pernilla!
    (and I'm also confused here, Erk are you saying that mark hamill is 1/4 swedish? how come I don't know this?!)
     
  19. Erk

    Erk Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I heard Mark saying that in an interview concerning him taking part in "hamilton" some years ago. His grandmother came from Stockholm I think.
     
  20. menilma

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Hamilton" yes... I didn't like that series, mark looked awful!
     
  21. Karoline

    Karoline Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I saw that a couple of months ago, he was too chained up and insane to look good.
     
  22. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    1/4th swedish shouldn't count. People here are so mixed that you could be 1/4th Danish and it would never come out.

    Though, if you use that standard...Norway or Denmark can claim Hayden, the chosen one.

    --Joey
     
  23. menilma

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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    what, what are you talking about Joey? don't tell me hayden is more than 50% danish/norweigan!
     
  24. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Maybe not more than 50% but at least part Danish or Norwegian.

    But he is not Danish or Norwegian anymore than I am Irish and Spanish. You really should be FROM the country in order to count in this survey. So Pernilla counts, Mark Hamill should not ;)

    --Joey
     
  25. Erk

    Erk Jedi Master star 4

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    Man I'm a PT basher I'dm rather have 1/4 Luke Skywalker than 1/1 Shmi Skywalker.

    Hmm BTW, having a Swedish Shmi makes Luke 1/4
    Then Anakin is 1/2 Swedish and 1/2 "The Force"
     
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