Danish Language Blog

Tag Archives: Marius

What’s Up with Danish TV for Kids? Posted by on Jan 22, 2021

For the small size of their country, Danes have really managed to create a lot of outrage. (Remember the prophet cartoon crisis or the killing of the poor giraffe Marius?) This January, Danes did it again – with a children’s tv show about a man and his very long private part. Er intet helligt (is…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Danes and Dead Animals Posted by on Feb 22, 2014

This February a somewhat macabre topic has been haunting Danish media – and foreign web sites writing about Denmark: døde dyr (dead animals). I starten af måneden (at the beginning of the month), København Zoo announced that they were going to kill Marius, a fit and healthy two-year-old giraf [gheeRAFF]. (What? How could anyone be…

Continue Reading