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12-14-2014, 01:16 PM   #12376
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
A little AWD hatchback with offroad tires? I kinda like it.
Nope. Désolé ... un faux 4x4 *

[ * or as we say here in France, un quatre-quatre (4-4) ]

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12-14-2014, 01:17 PM   #12377
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That sounds suspiciously nordic - Norwegian? Bokmål or Nynorsk? My grandmother speaks it and as it's a country I love and would like to live in some time, I should probably start asking her for lessons


Spot on. I mostly use bokmål but won't mind switching if you prefer.

And we looove foreigners who speak Norwegian (or try to, no matter) so do by all means start taking lessons

I'll refrain from attempting to write anything in Swedish or Danish - it wouldn't be pretty! Speak, yes, sort of, but not write.
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That sounds suspiciously nordic - Norwegian? Bokmål or Nynorsk? My grandmother speaks it and as it's a country I love and would like to live in some time, I should probably start asking her for lessons
Mrs. Racer is (mostly) Norwegian. Her father's parents came over through Ellis Island during the Depression, and made their way to the Great Pacific Northwet. In fact many of the folks who came to America from that part of the world came out this way as it has a climate similar to the one back home, and there was plenty of good work in logging and fishing.
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Mrs. Racer is (mostly) Norwegian. Her father's parents came over through Ellis Island during the Depression, and made their way to the Great Pacific Northwet. In fact many of the folks who came to America from that part of the world came out this way as it has a climate similar to the one back home, and there was plenty of good work in logging and fishing.
I know there are quite a lot of people in Seattle originating from Karmøy. The fisheries and wet, wet weather remind them of "home", I guess...

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Isn't Minnesota the place to be for all the Scandinavians?
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If you don't like my rantys then dont answer them !
Rants are part of the Internet forum culture, but I can think of a few users who are on permanent vacation from this site due to the lack of positive contribution and constant complaining. Having said that, do you like your igunaq with or without horseradish?


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Isn't Minnesota the place to be for all the Scandinavians?
Yes, that too. I think people who were mainly farmers often ended up there, while the fishermen went on to the west coast. I have some distant relatives in Minnesota.

Norway was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century - a lot of people emigrated, much like from Ireland. I believe there are more people of Norwegian descent in the US than there are in Norway.
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I know that I have a job to do, so I accept it with all the enthusiasm and energy that I can muster. Meanwhile, I will not, can not and must not succumb to the livE hociR!

Never!
Repeat the chant! Repeat the chant!

Do not allow the foreign voices to disrupt the flow!


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Isn't Minnesota the place to be for all the Scandinavians?
Ya, sureyoubetcha. The Dakotas too, dontchaknow. ;l
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Ya, sureyoubetcha.
Always makes me think of Tina Fey ...
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Isn't Minnesota the place to be for all the Scandinavians?
Yes, there and Ballard and Poulsbo and Stanwood (home of the Uff! Da! shop) and many, many towns and neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound area. Word is they liked the climate and were tired of Minnesota.

Here on the Lower Columbia River we have a sizable population of Finns. I don't know what brought them here


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Edit: Nevermind. I found the thread.

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Here on the Lower Columbia River we have a sizable population of Finns. I don't know what brought them here
Vodka?
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Uff! Da!

Translation? What you say when confronted with trolls and their trollish ways.


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Vodka?
Probably not...most are Old Apostolic Lutheran and abstinence from alcohol is part of the historic rational for the religion.


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