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« Reply #16200 on: June 24, 2013, 01:51:12 PM »
That'll be easy. Finns are Mongolians and Mongolians and Indians look alike.
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« Reply #16201 on: June 24, 2013, 01:52:08 PM »
Is there some room left for a Dutchman?

Only if you bring lots of Heineken. 

But I come for the cheap alcohol. What's the point of going to Denmark if I bring the Heineken with me?
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« Reply #16202 on: June 24, 2013, 01:53:18 PM »
I challenge everyone to listen to this.

What am I listening to ... .?

It's the song of my people.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16203 on: June 24, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »
Is there some room left for a Dutchman?

Only if you bring lots of Heineken.  

But I come for the cheap alcohol. What's the point of going to Denmark if I bring the Heineken with me?

You need to bribe them. Nobody can bribe with money in Denmark, but with beer, they'll let you get away with anything.
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« Reply #16204 on: June 24, 2013, 01:57:19 PM »
Just come over here. I'm sure they won't mind, letting in a few finns. Finns are awesome!

I've heard you won't let anyone in nowadays. :police:

Tell them that you're a highly educated, indian doctor. Then you're sure to get in.  8)

I could wear a Timo Soini mask and apply for membership in Danske Folkparti.
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« Reply #16205 on: June 24, 2013, 01:57:29 PM »
Is it that bad really, alcohol-wise? They sell beer (micro stuff) from Denmark and  Finland here in USA. I once had the some Finnish beer.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16206 on: June 24, 2013, 01:57:37 PM »
Just come over here. I'm sure they won't mind, letting in a few finns. Finns are awesome!

I've heard you won't let anyone in nowadays. :police:

Denmark needs to expand it's borders.  You know...more boligareal--to accommodate all of the rest of us.  Exert it's hegemony over the rest of the world, so we can all be taxed to death equally.  One World Gummint under the Danish flag.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16207 on: June 24, 2013, 01:59:06 PM »
Just come over here. I'm sure they won't mind, letting in a few finns. Finns are awesome!

I've heard you won't let anyone in nowadays. :police:

Tell them that you're a highly educated, indian doctor. Then you're sure to get in.  8)

I could wear a Timo Soini mask and apply for membership in Danske Folkparti.

You'll need to eat a few more hamburgers to resemble Timo Soini. But in my imagination you'll always be Timo Soini.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16208 on: June 24, 2013, 02:00:35 PM »
Is it that bad really, alcohol-wise? They sell beer (micro stuff) from Denmark and  Finland here in USA.

*shrugs* I don't what a pint of beer costs in the USA. 6€ is fairly common price in here.

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I once had the some Finnish beer.

Yuck. :-X
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« Reply #16209 on: June 24, 2013, 02:01:35 PM »
I challenge everyone to listen to this.

What am I listening to ... .?

It's the song of my people.

Oh, well I shall certainly not speak evil of you because of your music!

Song of the Indian people
Song of the American people
Song of the Hispanic people

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« Reply #16210 on: June 24, 2013, 02:04:47 PM »
I challenge everyone to listen to this.

What am I listening to ... .?

It's the song of my people.

Oh, well I shall certainly not speak evil of you because of your music!

Song of the Indian people
Song of the American people
Song of the Hispanic people

Song of the Finnish people
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16211 on: June 24, 2013, 02:06:29 PM »
6€ is fairly common price in here.

Anathema!
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« Reply #16212 on: June 24, 2013, 02:07:08 PM »
I challenge everyone to listen to this.

What am I listening to ... .?

It's the song of my people.

Oh, well I shall certainly not speak evil of you because of your music!

Song of the Indian people
Song of the American people
Song of the Hispanic people

Song of the Finnish people

Lol.
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« Reply #16213 on: June 24, 2013, 02:12:22 PM »
Is it that bad really, alcohol-wise? They sell beer (micro stuff) from Denmark and  Finland here in USA.

*shrugs* I don't what a pint of beer costs in the USA. 6€ is fairly common price in here.

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I once had the some Finnish beer.

Yuck. :-X
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16214 on: June 24, 2013, 02:13:19 PM »
I challenge everyone to listen to this.

What am I listening to ... .?

It's the song of my people.

Oh, well I shall certainly not speak evil of you because of your music!

Song of the Indian people
Song of the American people
Song of the Hispanic people

Song of the Finnish people

Song of the Danish people
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16215 on: June 24, 2013, 02:15:49 PM »
Song of the Greek People
Song of the Russian People
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« Reply #16216 on: June 24, 2013, 02:20:35 PM »
Pretty sure this is the national song of New Zealand...

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« Reply #16217 on: June 24, 2013, 02:20:59 PM »
6€ is fairly common price in here.

Anathema!

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The beers on the tap are sometimes cheaper though. IIRC I had mine for 3,3€ on saturday.

something called sahti. not bad actually.

LOL. Of all Finnish beers you had sahti. That's random. AFAIK sahti is some kind traditional Central and Tavastian Finnish beer which is not found elsewhere in the World. I don't think even other parts of Finland have it.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16218 on: June 24, 2013, 02:41:41 PM »
6€ is fairly common price in here.

Anathema!

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The beers on the tap are sometimes cheaper though. IIRC I had mine for 3,3€ on saturday.

something called sahti. not bad actually.

LOL. Of all Finnish beers you had sahti. That's random. AFAIK sahti is some kind traditional Central and Tavastian Finnish beer which is not found elsewhere in the World. I don't think even other parts of Finland have it.

Finland has more than 1 part?
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« Reply #16219 on: June 24, 2013, 02:47:42 PM »
Finland has more than 1 part?

Why of course. We are geographically somewhat large country after all. There are some linguistic and cultural differences between different parts/tribes but they have been diminishing after such miracles as "car", "train" and "industrialization" were invented.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_provinces_of_Finland
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« Reply #16220 on: June 24, 2013, 03:01:08 PM »
Finland has more than 1 part?

Why of course. We are geographically somewhat large country after all. There are some linguistic and cultural differences between different parts/tribes but they have been diminishing after such miracles as "car", "train" and "industrialization" were invented.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_provinces_of_Finland

Are Finns always so serious?



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« Reply #16221 on: June 24, 2013, 03:18:14 PM »
Are Finns always so serious?

With the Russians at their doorstep, how can they let their guard down?

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« Reply #16222 on: June 24, 2013, 03:32:22 PM »
Are Finns always so serious?

With the Russians at their doorstep, how can they let their guard down?

Yeah, I guess there is that. :(  But, come the day the Danes take over the world, all will be well.  And taxed.  ;D
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« Reply #16223 on: June 24, 2013, 03:39:15 PM »
Are Finns always so serious?

With the Russians at their doorstep, how can they let their guard down?

Yeah, I guess there is that. :(  But, come the day the Danes take over the world, all will be well.  And taxed.  ;D

Don't worry, we're working on it. However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.
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« Reply #16224 on: June 24, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.
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« Reply #16225 on: June 24, 2013, 03:44:47 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.
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« Reply #16226 on: June 24, 2013, 03:50:07 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.
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« Reply #16227 on: June 24, 2013, 03:53:52 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.
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« Reply #16228 on: June 24, 2013, 03:58:20 PM »
I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

Oh boy. We could fill whole libraries with govermental regulations!
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« Reply #16229 on: June 24, 2013, 03:59:22 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.
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« Reply #16230 on: June 24, 2013, 04:00:47 PM »
I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

Oh boy. We could fill whole libraries with govermental regulations!

What, even before the U.S.?  So much for an "arms race"--we're having a regulations race!!  Ain't it grand?!

We will bury you!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #16231 on: June 24, 2013, 04:01:34 PM »
When is Finland gonna join the Russian Federation?
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« Reply #16232 on: June 24, 2013, 04:01:45 PM »
I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

Oh boy. We could fill whole libraries with govermental regulations!

Aren't we already doing that?
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« Reply #16233 on: June 24, 2013, 04:04:16 PM »
When is Finland gonna join the Russian Federation?

When Hell is freezing. Oh wait, it already did that when Finland won the Eurovision.
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« Reply #16234 on: June 24, 2013, 04:06:30 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.

If you only knew what THE lingua franca was, you would appreciate the absurdity even more. I always get a kick when I hear American is the lingua franca.
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« Reply #16235 on: June 24, 2013, 04:06:59 PM »
When is Finland gonna join the Russian Federation?

When Hell is freezing. Oh wait, it already did that when Finland won the Eurovision.

This explains soooooooo much.
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« Reply #16236 on: June 24, 2013, 04:09:20 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.

If you only knew what THE lingua franca was, you would appreciate the absurdity even more. I always get a kick when I hear American is the lingua franca.

Let me guess--it was either a) Frankish, b)Esperanto, or c) Urdu.
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« Reply #16237 on: June 24, 2013, 07:58:58 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.

If you only knew what THE lingua franca was, you would appreciate the absurdity even more. I always get a kick when I hear American is the lingua franca.

Let me guess--it was either a) Frankish, b)Esperanto, or c) Urdu.

I'm not sure what orthonorm intended, but the term "lingua franca" was originally coined to refer to the mixed language (mostly Italian, but with other Mediterranean elements) used in Mediterranean trade during the Renaissance. "Franca" here means "Frankish" i.e. the generic Greek/Arabic term for "Westerner", since the main tradesmen were Italians. It doesn't mean "French" as we know it.

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« Reply #16238 on: June 24, 2013, 08:00:10 PM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.

If you only knew what THE lingua franca was, you would appreciate the absurdity even more. I always get a kick when I hear American is the lingua franca.

Let me guess--it was either a) Frankish, b)Esperanto, or c) Urdu.

I'm not sure what orthonorm intended, but the term "lingua franca" was originally coined to refer to the mixed language (mostly Italian, but with other Mediterranean elements) used in Mediterranean trade during the Renaissance. "Franca" here means "Frankish" i.e. the generic Greek/Arabic term for "Westerner", since the main tradesmen were Italians. It doesn't mean "French" as we know it.

Of course, linguists now use the term to mean any language that enjoys widespread use, beyond the community of native speakers. Both English and French are examples.

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« Reply #16239 on: June 25, 2013, 04:21:28 AM »
I graduated!  ;D

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« Reply #16240 on: June 25, 2013, 04:27:52 AM »
Congrats! Have fun tonight...

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« Reply #16241 on: June 25, 2013, 04:34:09 AM »
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« Reply #16242 on: June 25, 2013, 06:52:18 AM »
Who remembers?

Anyone with kids, I can assure you.

Speaking of which, I've just come back from my son's sports day. Fun times...
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« Reply #16243 on: June 25, 2013, 07:24:59 AM »
We are what we're supposed to be,
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« Reply #16244 on: June 25, 2013, 09:45:43 AM »
However, you should be warned, that the political world is gonna be extemely boring.

Correct. Every Nordic parliament consists of five or so different Social Democratic parties.

Plus, a few semi-communists.

And every political problem all kinds of problems are solved by growing public sector and govermental regulation.

I'm getting more and more convinced that we should just join together in a Nordic Union with icelandic as the Lingua Franca.

I love it!!  Icelandic as the French language--beautiful.

If you only knew what THE lingua franca was, you would appreciate the absurdity even more. I always get a kick when I hear American is the lingua franca.

Let me guess--it was either a) Frankish, b)Esperanto, or c) Urdu.

I'm not sure what orthonorm intended, but the term "lingua franca" was originally coined to refer to the mixed language (mostly Italian, but with other Mediterranean elements) used in Mediterranean trade during the Renaissance. "Franca" here means "Frankish" i.e. the generic Greek/Arabic term for "Westerner", since the main tradesmen were Italians. It doesn't mean "French" as we know it.

Who ever knows what the orthonorm intended?  And yes, in spite of my colossal ignorance I'm aware of the etymology of "lingua franca".  But, thanks anyway for the info!
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