Entries Tagged ‘Norwegian’

Winter Survival: Staying Warm

The Sun is back, but “King Winter” is not about to loosen his grip on Norway just yet. This February has been one of the coldest in decades, so I thought this is a good time to share some personal experience on how to deal with the cold weather when you venture outside. Dress up! […]

Curling Clowns


Picture from FacebookCurling is one of the more obscure events in the Winter Olympics, but is still one of the many events where Norwegians seem to excel.

Norwegian Men and Import Brides

This is always a controversial topic in Norway.  There is currently a documentary series on national TV that presents the issues of being an immigrant in Norway: Det nye landet.  Last week the documentary focused on Norwegian men and ‘import brides’.  It is commonly known amongst Norwegians that Norwegian men import brides because Norwegian women […]

Words are Nice

Old Norse had a great impact on the English language during the Viking Age.  However, even in modern day speech, with the introduction of new words, I find many parallels to English and Norwegian.  In Australia (at least) we have a word ‘more-some’.  I don’t know how it started – it could have been inspired […]

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