Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Few Facts About Northern Europe

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At 10:42 AM, Blogger rich bachelor said...

I'm a quarter Finnish, and have always enjoyed all things Scandahoovian.

A friend who works at Powell's got me this great book about Finland from 1946. The photos are captioned in Finn, what looks like Swedish, English and French.

A photo of a naked young woman in a sauna (with arms carefully placed to cover boobies and such), holding a birch branch and smiling, is captioned thusly:

Finn: Loyly on Suloista! (which translates roughly to "sauna steam on a young Finnish woman!")

Swede (or German, I dunno): Finnbastun ar harlig!

English: The switch of birch-branches beats out the dirt.

French: Agreable!

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Rich - Wow, that's what I call playing loose with translation. That must be Swede 'cause that sure ain't German. Now I know what I need when it's time to beat out the dirt.


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