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The thistle is the emblem of Scotland as a barefoot viking raider cried out in pain as he stood on one, alerting the Scottish army encampment that the Norse army were sneaking up on.
      made by McVey


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3 years ago #9791096        
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I've never understood why, in a country where the thistle is the national flower, men wear skirts with nothing underneath.


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5 years ago #9560126        
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Lego is Danmark's revenge ;-)
(step on a Lego-brick, if barefoot, and you'll know why... :D )


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5 years ago #9533107        
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Even our flowers protects the Land of the Free.


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5 years ago #9614452        
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Vikings and stealth... We don't exactly look like ninjas. Unless those ninjas suddenly are tall and blonde. And well, I'm not saying that pale-skinned Scandinavian directly glows in the dark, but...


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TralliE

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4 years ago #9690193        
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XD Love the picture you selected.


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Klaus

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4 years ago #9657326        
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As dame Edna put it: Scotland's national weed.

5 years ago #9581657        
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Sometimes, Murphy decides to be a complete asshole.

Karen

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6 years ago #9472384        
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That's the story at least :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thistle#Origin_as_a_symbol_of_Scotland

3 years ago #9816967        
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Yeah, I think they were guarding something important in a tower - I really should know more about my *cough* own country. Honestly, most of my knowledge is on the Nordics :P

Epi

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3 years ago #9814938        
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How do we know it wasn't a hedgehog?

3 years ago #9813539        
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I can just visualise my ancestors shouting “ya mess wih Scotland ya mess wih te land! Now ge weep te ya maw!”


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4 years ago #9735869        
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I read this story when I was nine or eight years old.:)

5 years ago #9639477        
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@Zeust
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Iceland is not Scandinavian in the modern geopolitical sense, but they definitely are Scandinavian culturally and linguistically, in which senses Scandinavian and Nordic pretty much mean the same thing. And the Icelandic Vikings were originally settlers from Norway. ;)

5 years ago #9639444        
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@Zeust
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The word Viking usually refer to Norsemen, the Old Norse-speaking Germanic tribes of Scandinavia. So in that sense of the word, Finns weren't Vikings.

5 years ago #9557439        
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That's wonderful. I know the general rule is to re-use existing art from the comics, but this would be hilarious incident to see an image of. Maybe this story even warrants it's own 1-panel comic.

6 years ago #9474887        
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XD lol that sucks. at least for the VIKINGS! XD


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