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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Scandinavian Humour



When we were in Denmark this summer, some Danish friends showed us this little comedy clip made by a Norwegian TV company. It made us both laugh so hard that we've been showing it to loads of our friends, and it suddenly occurred to me that my blog readers might also be interested and entertained by this.

It's interesting to note that the Danish language has a fairly complicated number system and also, compared to Norwegian and Swedish, it has the least obvious correlation between spelling and pronunciation.

I've never done video embedding before, so fingers crossed this will work for everyone... if not, let me know for next time, but meanwhile the video is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk.

Enjoy!



20 comments:

Ruth said...

Dear Rachel, this is hilarious... thanks for the good laugh. I just stopped by to say hi..:)

Have a great week ahead!!

Hugs,
Ruth

lostinsophistication said...

The Danes, the Norwegians, and the Swedes are like three siblings -- always making good fun out of each other. You should only hear some of the stories we Swedes tell about the Norwegians, and the stories they tell about us! The pun is always to show how stupid they are, and give everyone a good laugh.

Nick Thomas said...

Scandinavians have humor? Who knew.

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for making me focus.

I am going to have to think of a way to count the Scandinavian humor as diversity training for me as well...

ladyfi said...

Thanks for the laugh. I must say that I don't understand any Danish at all even though I live in Sweden.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Hysterical! And the comments from your readers about how this is true makes it even more funny! :)

Jen said...

LOL. They could all just start communicating in English. Us lazy Americans (as in we don't bother to learn a second language, we expect them to know English) would love that.

Alice Braga a.k.a. Alice Marie said...

This was a great laugh break, Rachel. And educational, I think. :)

A Cuban In London said...

I think I actually WET my pants. This reminds me fo the "four candles/fork 'andles" sketch. You know the one? I loved the clip. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Tabor said...

I have Danish in-laws...so now am not going to even try and learn the language! ha.

Bagman and Butler said...

Ishen funchsa hibbletytamous!! Iv'kan shloppen ze coffenzen shru my nose!

CambridgeLady said...

That is so funny. What a language - it sounds such fun :)

Chef E said...

Ha! this reminds me of my searches for the Irish language, and some of the videos are hysterical!

Stephanie V said...

That was great! Thanks for the insight.

LindyLouMac said...

Hilarious, I understand what you mean about the Danish language. We had a Danish au pair once and she never managed to teach us any!

Thanks for calling by News From Italy and commenting on this weeks Sunday Song, I appreciate the comments and have now replied to them all there.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm too blond to get it!

A 2 Z said...

Where do we send our donations?

Anne-Marie

Debbie said...

So funny! Glad you decided to share it with us.

carma said...

Please help us - LOL funny video

Lindsay said...

Funny video! I just moved to Denmark from Canada 3 months ago, and am currently attempting to learn the language and master the number system. I blog about my Danish adventures at http://lindsay-mylifeasaforeigner.blogspot.com/

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