Scandinavia and the World

Obama is in Town

Obama is in Town

America’s excuse is that he is worst kind of republican ever. :XD:

Denmark saying, "The master negro" needs some explaining.

The Danish words for "downer" ("nedern") and "the negro" ("negern") sound very alike. That has hilarious results when people from certain parts of the country try to say, "That’s such a downer". These poor people are not being racist. They just mean to say “downer” and it comes out as "the negro" because of their dialect.

On top of that we often use the word "master" instead of "very". ("That was master cool!")

So if people with a certain dialect want to say that something is "Very much a downer" it comes out as "It’s the master negro".

It's hilarious. :XD:

4th October 2009

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10 days ago #9349863        

Anyone else love Denmark?

26 days ago #9343477        

Actually Sweden, America was attempting to speak another language

1 month ago #9339675        

That's so rood>:(


21 M
2 months ago #9324568        

All hail King Negro Obama the Tyrant of Health Care and Failed Military Activities! - Republicans being sarcastic. They don't actually worship him.


3 months ago #9309007        

To add to Iroquois comments I am both a black American and Native American. You will never get a universal answer (black, afro-american, african-american, people of colour) or consensus. depends who you talk to . Better to just respect our diversity rather than quibble over verbiage.

I also lived in Uganda and Kenya (and briefly in Mauritius) and the cultural divide between Black Africans and Black Americans were as distinct I suspect as among Scandinavians. i could go on and on, but I'm just enjoying binge reading these comics.

4 months ago #9300480        

@Ice0tea humon has lots

4 months ago #9295884        

can you do a comic on åland

5 months ago #9279534        

Super nederen, måske...?._.

5 months ago #9276713        

In which part of Denmark do we say ''It's master negro'' as ''It's a big downer''?
I don't think I've ever come across a dane using ''master'' instead of ''very''... :l
Are you maybe talking about ''super''? Or what?._.

10 months ago #9195720        

@iroquois Thank you for the great response! Don't worry, it's not just the Americans who are crazy white people. For example, the Dutch government changes its official word for immigrants about every ten years because the previous one became sort of offensive, and people started complaining about it. Some people even say there should be no word for it at all, since having a word for a group of people counts as discrimination in their eyes.

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