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Going Social Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

In Norway, most people have datamaskiner [DAHtahmasheen-air] (computers) and internett. The Norwegians I know mostly love sosiale medier (social media). This might have something to do with Norway being a very long country with a lot of isolated places – social media is just a handy way to keep in touch with your venner (friends). It might…

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The new Gangnam style is Norwegian Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

I first heard about Ylvis-brødrene (the Ylvis brothers) during my study years in Bergen. Vegard (born 1979) and Bård Ylvisåker (1982) had some shows, both onstage and on television. The local media were praising the very young, very talented comedians. I thought it was funny that their name sounded like a Norwegian ”Elvis” – with…

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