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  1. ᛋᛠᛉ · June 26

    I’m gonna avoid the Groid on this one. But I do have a question.

    Is it true they tie people to lampposts and beat them with cinnamon who wait too long to get married? I was watching a video about “strange customs” in Denmark and that was the first one. I guess there’s also mock witch burning, but that’s not so strange. The English still burn Guy Fawkes on Nov. 5, I’m told.

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    • Viking Life Blog · June 27

      I don’t know.

      There is a tradition of giving a pepper grinder to a single man when he turns 30. I have seen “pepper grinders” 4-5 meters tall on the streets. It use to be pretty normal to see about 10+ years ago.

      https://da.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pebersvend

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        That’s great. When I turned 30 all I got was a reminder that I’m old now.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 27

        Now you know what to bring to the next single 30 year old birth day boy.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        Yes. I like the one with the car on top. Here that’s what you’d call some redneck shit.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 27

        I have seen pepper grinder almost 2 floors tall on sidewalks in front of appartement buildings here in Copenhagen.
        😄

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        That’s awesome.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 27

        Yeah, it’s pretty funny and at least a mild form of social control.
        In one of the picture it said something like “tag dig samme” which means something like “get your act together”.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        I’m still going to start pelting my friends with cinnamon if they pass age 27 without either a seriøs girlfriend, or wife.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 28

        That’s a good start. Then pepper grinder at 30 and pepper spray at 40. 😄

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 28

        Pepper spray. Awesome. Sir, you are now blind. Now find yourself a woman! Women love men who can cry it out.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 28

        😄

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        This has nothing to do with anything, but Seaxling has found the Dannebroger down cellar by my gym and is rubbing around with them and trying to take over my lat pull-down tower.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 27

        Record it, as a great memory! Time can go so fast.

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      • ᛋᛠᛉ · June 27

        Indeed I shall.

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  2. ᛋᛠᛉ · June 28

    Still avoiding the Groid. But, stumbled on this. Pretty lass, funny lady:

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    • Viking Life Blog · June 28

      Yeah, sounds right. I believe, that she made a funny video about Remulade!

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      • Homegirl has a lot of vidya. But I’m sure the Remulade will turn up. I’m not often a return customer to YouTube vids, but sarcasm is sexy. I’m beginning to think if money weren’t an object and I git gud at the dansk than I wouldn’t be the world’s worst tourist. I already wear a lot of black, am subdued, follow rules and avoid unnecessary animation in mixed company, dislike excess melodrama and despise having to listen to people be loudly ill. This is no doubt the fault of some intrepid Viking raider visiting my genepool in East Anglia many years ago. Although, it’s also possible that my ancestors visited East Anglia and stayed. Anyway.

        I think I’m about to learn about the much talked about “glottal stop.” The thing that everybody seems to hate about speaking Danish. I’ll try searching for Remulade.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        It’s good that you are finding your roots, instead of learning something like Spanish, Italien or French langauge and cultures.

        She just talk about how we eat a lot of Remulade instead of Ketchup and Mayonnaise (I believe).

        Good, I don’t really know. It’s different for me as a native speaker. I don’t notice it.

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      • Understood. Same. The Dane speakers sometimes point out we (English) have a glottal stop, notably for contractions (don’t, won’t, und so weiter.) So – do you find any difficulty in that in English?

        While I respect foreign cultures, I do not care for the sound of French and Spanish. It’s a New England thing. We tend to like English to the exclusion of all other languages. (A strength and a weakness, I think.)

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        No, there are a few sounds or maybe just words that can be a little difficult to pronounce as I remember.
        In Top Gear one of the hosts talk about how Germans can not say “squirrel”. Maybe somethiing like that.
        Q, W, Z are for example not really used in Danish, only in loanwords.

        Ahh, good. I guess. I dislike non-Germanic langauges in general, some more than others.

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      • More or less the same, about languages. As to glottal stop in Danish, I just think it’s popular for the global citizen to bitch about things. I don’t actually think Danish is super hard. What it boils down to is motivation.

        I like Latin, inasmuch as non – Germanic languages go. Mostly because English has taken on so many loanwords. I also once dated a Finn, and considered learning Finngolian. Now there’s a language I ain’t ashamed of admitting is intimidating. Mostly because it has so little in common with anything I understand as linguistic.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        Yeah, Danish is not “exotic” enough or gay, and relative few people speak it. So people are not motivated to learn it. But it is clearly closely related to English and the other Germanic langauges.

        Yes, Finnish is very strange. German is more complicated than it needs to be. I would argue that Danish is relative easy to learn for English speakers and Germanic people in general.

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      • It’s wicked easy to read, Danish I think. For me anyway. Speaking is a little harder, but that’s a confidence issue on my part.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        I also think that it would be even more easy for you, if you was exposed to people talking Danish to you and around you.

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      • True. Can you send us some Vikings? Give us your retards, we can start small, and I might be able to understand the door greeters better than the scientists.

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        Yes, Sir. We have plenty of “rainbow retards” to give, but no refunds!

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      • I meant more like downies with the retard strength. We also have worthless queers. 😉

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      • Viking Life Blog · June 29

        😄

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