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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. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Leto, Malmö Stadsbibliotek has several copies of The Kalevala. See for yourself [link=http://malmo.stadsbibliotek.org/search*swe/w?SEARCH=Kalevala+]here[/link].

    If memory serves me right so was Tuor and the story about him in Silmarillion based on the Kalevala.
     
  2. Quiet Queen

    Quiet Queen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, yes, you could find it in any reasonably well-stocked liberary... :)

    And yes, we seem to be the only ones here...
    We few, we working few, if I'm allowed to parafrase such a classic! :p
     
  3. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks emilssom and QQ, guess I´ll go and cure my ignorance. BTW have you two seen the new Malmö City Librarie(?)
     
  4. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nope, I have never been to Malmö :).
     
  5. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:
    What!!!!!!!
    Never been to Malmö :mad:
    Haven´t you heard the great Souther Swedish Daily Paper´s excellent Malmö slogan.

    Haur du sitt Malmo haur du sitt vaerldein!!!

    Should be shouted at the top of your lungs in the largest open space the city you live in has. Oh, and in the beautiful dialect of Scania.
     
  6. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, I will make amends in April. Then some of us here will go to the scifi convention on April 27th in Malmö.
     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I've driven through Malmo, that's all, and I can't come to the convention. :(
     
  8. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Grumble grumble, ok, maybe you can be forgiven...
     
  9. Quiet Queen

    Quiet Queen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I've been to Malmö. Many, many times! :p
     
  10. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thank you QQ!! [face_love] [face_love]
    When and where?
     
  11. Quiet Queen

    Quiet Queen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, once upon a time, we visited once a year...
    But I haven't been there since, um, '84 I think.

    Relatives, you see! ;)
     
  12. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You do realise that was 18 years ago?
    I'll forgive you if you´ve seen the Öresundsbridge, in person. Or if you know its name.
     
  13. Quiet Queen

    Quiet Queen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Time flies... [face_blush]

    No, I haven't seen the bridge, and....has it got a name!?
     
  14. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yup.

    No one uses it though, there was a competition in Sydsvenskan. A five or six year old kid won. :eek:
     
  15. Maladour-Fei

    Maladour-Fei Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ehm... okay... I fear the worst... what's the name of the bridge then? The bridge of death?
     
  16. Leto

    Leto Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey Mal!

    No not really, Dannebron!!
    Five euros if you´ve heard it before.
     
  17. JediLynx

    JediLynx Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've been to Malmö!!! Last year at the scifi convention. :)
















    Plus I was born in Lund and spent my first two years in Skåne. Just don't tell anyone. It wasn't my fault...
     
  18. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have heard of Malmo! Actually, that is pretty good for your typical American :p

    --Joey
     
  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    Yeah, I'm impressed! We could make you our special ambassador for Nordica or something just because of that.
     
  20. JediLynx

    JediLynx Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'd say we make him our very own spy. :D
     
  21. Tod

    Tod Jedi Master star 4

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    Joey, you seem to be only non-nordic person around here. So I got curious. What made you come to nordic forum? Or do you just check out every forum?
     
  22. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Acutally, I only check out this forum and Nonspoilers (after March 10th I will only be here). I come here to practice my awful Norwegian. I dig Norwegian culture and when I visited there 2 summers ago I had a great time. What really struck me was, how of the 100 or so people I spoke to, only 1, an immigrant from Turkey, did not speak English. This made me think most countries were similar.

    Next summer, I visited France...let's just say of the 100 people 2 spoke English and I spoke (poor would be favorable) Spanish 3 times. This was a tourist section of France!

    Well, since then my Norwegian appreciation has skyrocketed, and I decided that I wanted to speak with a funny rhythm, and "inhale" to mean yes (Swedes, I am ESPECIALLY looking at you! If you even notice that anymore...;))

    I hope to visit all of the Nordic countries after I get out of college (but buy the tickets in college because they sell them so cheap! 4000 NRK roundtrip).

    Am I the only non Nordic here?

    --Joey
     
  23. JediLynx

    JediLynx Jedi Knight star 5

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    Is that why you're here, Joey?
    I just thought you were a freak like the rest of us. :p
     
  24. Joey7F

    Joey7F Jedi Padawan star 4

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    How many people are trying to learn the 3rd most useless official language of the industrialized world? (I think Gaelic and Icelandic have few speakers?)

    So in a way, I guess I am a freak. :p

    --Joey

     
  25. JediLynx

    JediLynx Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well, Norwegian does have one big advantage: it's CUUUUUTE!!! [face_love] :D
     
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