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Archive for January, 2014

What’s in a flag? Posted by on Jan 30, 2014

In 1219, the Danish King Valdemar Sejr (Victory) and his brave Christian troops were fighting the heathens in Lyndanise, Estland (Estonia). The savage Estonians were getting the upper hand, and the Danish troops were on the point of leaving their konge (king). Then, miraculously, a giant flag [flay] fell from the sky. It was red as…

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Eating Danish Posted by on Jan 26, 2014

Some people say that danskere snakker med en kartoffel i munden (Danes talk with a potato in their mouth). While I would never recommend that you scorch yourself just to get the words right, there might be some truth to the saying… Your traditional Dane does eat a lot of kartofler (potatoes), and maybe eating…

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The Danish Dream of Working Less Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

You take the blue pill – you get your drømmejob (job-of-your-dreams), with long, interesting, busy days and en fed løn (a fat salary). You take the red pill – you get a deltidsjob (part-time job) with short days and a lot of fritid (leisure time) – but considerably less penge (money). I hope you forgive…

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