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The Circle of Beer


Okay, not so much a "circle" as a "food chain". Norwegians and Swedes think their beer is too expensive and cross the water to buy it in Denmark (or Finland, but we don't talk about that). Danes just think beer is too expensive in Scandinavia as a whole and cross the border to buy it in Germany. And Germans buy their beer in...nah, I could go on forever. :XD:

Yup, they're singing drinking songs. The first is a Swedish drinking song that is sung all over Scandinavia. The second is of course German.


4th August 2011

Tagged in Denmark Norway Sweden Germany

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KRyptic

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7 months ago #9385002        
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@MrEvers
Okay, that comment means all-out-total-beer-war.
Just kidding. Had to reinforce some German stereotypes, right? ;-)
Normal Belgian beer is great and all, but some of the stuff you are allowed to put into beer is downright nasty.
Come on, strawberry beer? I laughed so hard when I saw that.



6 months ago #9394752        
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Beer is the foundation of our civilization. Scientists theorize that people in Anatolia stopped being nomads and settled down to become farmers because they discovered that if you left your barley porridge sit overnight something wonderful happened. You could cook it to make barley cakes or you could add more water and it would turn the water to a magical fluid that removed cares.




6 months ago #9394242        
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THAT IS ALOT OF MONEY TO BEER NORWAY, 2000!!!



MrEvers

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8 months ago #9364152        
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Only Belgium has real beer. We wash our dishes with the weak and/or horrible stuff other countries produce. :p



Kidsy128

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3 months ago #9422139        
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What a circle indeed.



3 months ago #9416689        
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When i was studying Japanese in Tokyo, with EF (education first), i would reference this comic, with my Norwegian, Swedish and German friends. And i would ask one of my german friends, where they would go to buy cheap beer, and he said they go to Poland ^^



6 months ago #9392726        
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*me singing along to the Swedish song*


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7 months ago #9389558        
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@valenknight Well that's not right. Helan går would translate to "the whole goes" which I think comes from olden days, that there was a tradition when drinking to pour beer in one cup and send it around for everyone to drink.

It's also here that the word "lagom" comes from. It means just right and it's thought that it came because you had to drink just right so the beer would go lagom (word for word it means "team around)

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Svear

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7 months ago #9377284        
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Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan lallan lej
Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan lej
Och den som inte helan tar (trår*)
Han heller inte halvan får
Helan går
(DRICK)
Sjung hopp faderallan lej!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helan_G%C3%A5r



8 months ago #9369262        
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for anyone wondering what their actually saying, the only part of the Swedish that translated was that sjung is sing. the german is A toast , a toast of coziness !!!



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