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Archive for December, 2014

Word of the Year 2014 Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

Every year a handful of Danish language geeks kårer årets danske ord (elect the Danish ”word of the year”). This year, Sproglaboratoriet (’The Language Lab’), a Danish radio programme, had nominated the following twelve ord: • Byhaver (’city gardens’) are small gardens that have become popular in Danish towns and cities. They may be shared…

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Sprites of Christmas Posted by on Dec 25, 2014

If you go to Skandinavien in december, you’ll most certainly encounter little men (and women) with pointy røde huer (red caps) everywhere: In butikker (shops), in private homes, in fjernsynet (television). No, you’re not mad! Say hello to the nisser [NESSore]… The typical nisse looks like an old man with a langt, hvidt skæg (long,…

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