Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 92

Thread: Norwegians

  1. #1
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    413
    Rep Power
    11

    Norwegians

    I met a Norwegian today. He was lovely. Anybody else ever met a lovely Norwegian?
    А если отнять еще одну?

  2. #2
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    China
    Posts
    860
    Rep Power
    11
    err yes actually
    just the one though..
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

  3. #3
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    с. Хреновое Воронежской обл.
    Posts
    2,481
    Rep Power
    13
    Norway!

    .

    ..


    ...

    Yawwnn.....

  4. #4
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    the land of cheese and murder
    Posts
    663
    Rep Power
    11
    I know a lovely Norwegian. She and I used to play croquet.

  5. #5
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Амстелвэйн, Нидерланды
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    11
    Wow, totally surreal, man!
    Army Anti-Strapjes
    Nay, mats jar tripes
    Jasper is my Tartan
    I am a trans-Jert spy
    Jerpty Samaritans
    Pijams are tyrants
    Jana Sperm Tit Arsy

  6. #6
    Mihkkal
    Guest
    Oi, pravit, what's with the boycott attitude? Norway ain't that bad.
    I, for one, have met many great Norwegians

  7. #7
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Амстелвэйн, Нидерланды
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    11
    Maybe Norway isn't that bad, but except for their Fjords and Vikings, they haven't really contributed that much to world history or human civilisation as a whole, have they? I challenge anyone (who's not Norwegian ) in here to name a famous Norwegian, a Norwegian invention or any event whatsoever in which Norwegians were involved... Difficult, eh?
    Army Anti-Strapjes
    Nay, mats jar tripes
    Jasper is my Tartan
    I am a trans-Jert spy
    Jerpty Samaritans
    Pijams are tyrants
    Jana Sperm Tit Arsy

  8. #8
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Глазго, Шотландия
    Posts
    57
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    I challenge anyone (who's not Norwegian ) in here to name a famous Norwegian, a Norwegian invention or any event whatsoever in which Norwegians were involved... Difficult, eh?
    Roald Amundsen and Henrik Ibsen immediately spring to mind.

    As for inventions, I believe the paperclip and the cheese grater were the product of great Norwegian minds.

  9. #9
    Mihkkal
    Guest
    I'll take the challenge (being partly Non-Norwegian :P ).

    Ummm....

    ....

    Vidkun Quisling? (We're very proud of him).

    .....

    Oh, I know: Marilyn Monroe had a Norwegian father.
    .... Wait a minute: You should actually have heard about Edvard Grieg. And Munch (the painter who did "Scream"). And Gro Harlem Brundtland (right-socialdemocratic prime minister, now leader of the World Health Organization).

    To this you can add many more great artists, politicians et al, who never became internationally known. How many Norwegians ever heard of Lermontov? Bulgakov?

    Anyway, the point I really wanted to make was this: A state, a country or a nation is not made great by the number of celebreties it has spawned, or how many great contributions to international society or tecnhology it has produced. A country is made great by how it feels to visit it or live there. The greatness comes from the way you are welcomed by its people, plus the "taste" of the landscapes and the cultures - taste being, as we all know, a matter of personal preference.

    And that's my two kroner

  10. #10
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Глазго, Шотландия
    Posts
    57
    Rep Power
    11
    Oh! I forgot about A-HA

  11. #11
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    aequidistant
    Posts
    676
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    Maybe Norway isn't that bad, but except for their Fjords and Vikings, they haven't really contributed that much to world history or human civilisation as a whole, have they? I challenge anyone (who's not Norwegian ) in here to name a famous Norwegian, a Norwegian invention or any event whatsoever in which Norwegians were involved... Difficult, eh?
    If anything, the Norwegians/Danes should be proud for screwing Old English.

    And who knows, there may be some truth behind the Scandinavian Kings of Russia.
    Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mean, stupid, violent fat people, no jobs, nothing to do, hotter than a dog with 2 d--cks.

  12. #12
    Властелин
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    1,437
    Rep Power
    12
    Thor Heyerdahl.

    About Grieg I know since early schooldays.
    We had a story about him in our textbooks, by Paustovskiy.
    A beautiful story.

    Norwegians are also known for taking good places in international
    skiing contests.

    Oh, and Frida of ABBA is half-norwegian.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

  13. #13
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    с. Хреновое Воронежской обл.
    Posts
    2,481
    Rep Power
    13
    Oh! I forgot about A-HA
    GAHHHH!!! They're Norwegians? But I like "Take on me" so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Thor Heyerdahl.
    Oh, and Frida of ABBA is half-norwegian.
    DAMMIT! You're right!!! She's my favorite one, too. Darn Agnetha always gets the attention because she's blonde, but Frida's the real jewel of the group Not only is she more beautiful, but also a much better singer. That darn Agnetha can't control her voice. Where's the 'in love' smiley? Grrrr...if Frida is half-Norwegian, I suppose Norway isn't THAT boring....

    I know it seems amazing, but I also knew a Norwegian chap too. His name was Chris Paulssen. Tall, blonde sort of guy. Liked rock music. He was indeed very nice.

  14. #14
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Глазго, Шотландия
    Posts
    57
    Rep Power
    11
    And recent, young singer/songwriter Lene Marlin :P

    And let's not forget Norwegians discovered Greenland - a day that shook the world.

  15. #15
    Administrator MasterAdmin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    MasterRussian.com
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Power
    13
    How about this guy? Sondre Lerche http://www.sondrelerche.com/bio_e.shtml He was on the Last Call with Carlson Deli not so long time ago. The guy's got the talent, I should say.
    ~ Мастерадминов Мастерадмин Мастерадминович ~

  16. #16
    Mihkkal
    Guest
    Yay. Lene Marlin (Pedersen) is from my homecity. Genuine North Norwegian (and probably Saami) stock
    Sondre Lerche is not my favourite.

    But has nobody here heard of the international success band Turbonegro/Turboneger/Trbngr? The kings of deathpunk, the band that produced "Get it on", "Are you ready for some darkness", "Bad Mongo" and "F'ck the world"? http://www.scandinavianleather.com/

    Or (though I don't like black metal) Dimmu Borgir?

    Oh yeah, and Kurt Nilsen the World Idol. I couldn't care less about the contest, and I couldn't care less about a Norwegian winning or not - but I think it's pretty cool that the American pop-princess and that sleazy Brit Boy lost to a guy who's looks like a hobbit with Downs' syndrome (and has rather good taste in music, to boot).

    And here's a band that's not very well known internationally, but ought to be: http://www.ricochets.net/

  17. #17
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Глазго, Шотландия
    Posts
    57
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Mihkkal
    Or (though I don't like black metal) Dimmu Borgir?
    Then there's Burzum and other idiots that burn down churches and murder each other, etc.

  18. #18
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Mile-O-Phile
    Quote Originally Posted by Mihkkal
    Or (though I don't like black metal) Dimmu Borgir?
    Then there's Burzum and other idiots that burn down churches and murder each other, etc.
    Evig minnes vi de tapre som levde under vaar hordes hammer... Evig er krigen med det av lyset, til de moeter doedens ansikt, doedens kulde vinder... Vinder av kulde skal komme for aa fryse kristenmanns blod... Heia Norge!!!

  19. #19
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Амстелвэйн, Нидерланды
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    11
    I don't know norwegian, but that sounded offensive and/or nationalist/racist.
    Army Anti-Strapjes
    Nay, mats jar tripes
    Jasper is my Tartan
    I am a trans-Jert spy
    Jerpty Samaritans
    Pijams are tyrants
    Jana Sperm Tit Arsy

  20. #20
    Mihkkal
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous

    Evig minnes vi de tapre som levde under vaar hordes hammer... Evig er krigen med det av lyset, til de moeter doedens ansikt, doedens kulde vinder... Vinder av kulde skal komme for aa fryse kristenmanns blod... Heia Norge!!!
    Something like: We'll forever remember the brave ones who lived under the hammer of our army (?)... Eternal is the war against that which is of the light, until they meet the face of death, the cold winds of death... Winds of cold shall come to freeze the blood of Christian Man... Go Norway!!!

    But it's written in poor grammars and with a weird quasi-oldfashioned way of spelling certain words. This could be Burzum lyrics, allright. But that last outburst makes me believe they are quoted with some ironical distance, or it's simply a parody on Burzum lyrics. I don't think it's worth taking offense from, anyways...

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Norwegians Rescue Russian crew
    By Kirkenes in forum Scandinavian
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 31st, 2007, 05:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary