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Archive for July, 2009

Snus Posted by on Jul 30, 2009

Forskere friskmelder snusen.  Researchers report that snus is healthy.  The word friskmelder does not have an exact translation in English, but I suppose I wouldn’t say researchers think snus is ‘healthy’, but rather not unhealthy, not dangerous.  For those of you who don’t know what snus is, it is a smokeless form of tobacco, also…

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Transportmidler Posted by on Jul 28, 2009

Modes of transportation.  Definitely something you want to know how to talk about when you are preparing to travel to another country.  In Norway, you’ll want to know about biler (cars), busser (busses), tog (trains), trikken (the trolley), tbanen (the subway), ferger (ferries), og mer (and more).   You will want to know how to get to…

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1000. henrettelse Posted by on Jul 25, 2009

1000th execution.  In the U.S. that is since it became legal å henrette (to execute) prisoners in 1977.  Wow.  That is 1000 in 32 years.  Seems like a lot to me.  I still don’t know what I think is the best method for punishing serial killers and rapists.  Who am I to know if they…

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Little grills Posted by on Jul 22, 2009

There is an article in Aftenposten online today titled “Engansgrillens dødare” (The engangsgrills killers)- about a group of 5 Norwegian firemen and 1 Norwegian firewoman (brannfolk-brann meaning fire) who are testing small, portable, multiple use grills that will hopefully discontinue the use of engangsgrills-the small disposable grills that you can purchase at a grocery store…

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Hva er klokka? Posted by on Jul 16, 2009

What time is it? Klokka er…. It is… I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on TIME (tid) yet! The way Norwegians express time is much different than the way Americans do.  We simply say for example “It is five thirty” meaning it is thirty minutes past 5 o’clock.  Or “it is quarter to seven” meaning…

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Matlaging Posted by on Jul 13, 2009

In our flat in Oslo, rinsing ferske reker (fresh shrimp) Cooking.  There are a few words and phrases that are important to know regarding matlaging.  Let’s start with the very basics.  Some of this will be review from previous posts, but practice is good! frokost is breakfast (pronounced “froo-coast) lunsj is lunch (pronounced “loonsh”) middag…

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Sailing Posted by on Jul 9, 2009

                                               the Jacqueline Renee   Vi står til rors I just found a new hobby-sailing.  My boyfriend and I spent last weekend learning how to sail.  I had been out sailing with my dad a couple of times, but it was years ago and I forgot most of the things he taught me about sailing.  Unless you…

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