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Denmark wanted America to say this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkvqJJvR9U because Danes love to make foreigners say it.

All the other Nordic countries joke that Danish sounds like Swedes talking with a potato or porridge in their mouths, while Danes joke that Swedes sound like drunk Danes, and Norwegians sound like drunk Danes singing. :XD:


5th September 2010

Tagged in Norway Mexico America Denmark Sweden Canada


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2 years ago #9430157        
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Even the fish is laughing on the 2nd panel : D

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Ahuizotl

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1 year ago #9618145        
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You need to research more about México.
Is a beautiful country, full of traditions and history, not everything is related to usa.
I'm sure you'll find it very interesting.
Greetings from México ^^

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2 years ago #9469154        
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the barrier between Mexico and America... very nice and very subtle. what? i mean language barrier :D

Apotato

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2 years ago #9445996        
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Trump

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fellcat

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9 months ago #9660891        
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I only read through 5pages of comments so I'm not sure if anyone else has tried this,
but you can enter the name of the dessert into google translate (Rødgrød Med Fløde)
and listen to it pronounced.

Swedish & Finish were the easiest for me (an exclusively american-english speaker) to parse...
It's not that the words were familiar to english at all, but I could
easily detect the breaks between words. Of the two, Finnish seemed harsher.. rougher.
I do hear the "singing" quality of Norweigian ... it feels a little "softer" than Danish to me..
Danish was the most difficult to follow but I consider it more beautiful than the other languages...
the vocal equivalent of cursive writing instead of printing letters... it flows and feels more expressive.

I have to try out a receipe for Danish berry pudding now!

Mange Tak Humon

1 year ago #9619599        
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For some reason I'm shocked that Canada wasn't eating pancakes

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2 years ago #9467907        
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I always thought Swedish sounds more like singing. And Norwegian sounds so flat. But I know that feeling, all Germans I met always said, Swiss-German sounds like having a throat disease. XD

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2 years ago #9465897        
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They made German infiltrators say "Scheveningen" in WWII here in the Netherlands . If they pronounced it like Sheveningen (I have to use the English pronunciation here) the resistance knew they were Nazis.

Xemunal

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2 years ago #9422941        
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for us brits, it's fucking amazing to get foreigners to say llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which is an actual welsh village XD

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2 months ago #9734178        
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There’s a cornflakes wall between US and Mexico

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