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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #7181
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That's no problem, I don't see why we should limit it to motorways and expressways specifically.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #7182
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but danes understand swedish... I don't see why danish is so hard for swedish-talking people to learn.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #7183
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It's because it sounds like they're choking, so your first thought is to call for an ambulance instead of trying to interpret the sounds coming out.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #7184
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You won't have to change the names of my threads then

But seriously, I don't know why... (I forgot what I was going to say)
Edit: I remember now. This is for American people; when you say "soda" do you mean any fizzy drink or is it a specific drink?

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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #7185
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IMO the names are fine now. Sometimes pics of secondary main roads are posted, but those are of course also highways. This section isn't called Highways & Autobahns for nothing
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Old January 12th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #7186
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Any main road is a highway, it's a much much older word than motorways are.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:43 AM   #7187
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Oh how I wish I lived in the midst of European humor. The only thing we Americans get to make fun of is Canadians saying "aboot" instead of "about".
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #7188
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It's because it sounds like they're choking, so your first thought is to call for an ambulance instead of trying to interpret the sounds coming out.
When I lived in Denmark, apparently I spoke Danish with a strong Swedish accent. I have no idea how or why.

Danish is like talking 'whilst having a potato in your mouth'.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #7189
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I think Norwegians can easily understand speaking Danes. Do not they?
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #7190
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I think Norwegians have very bad hearing. I was speaking Romanian with someone (also Romanian, obviously) in the hotel's restaurant in Oslo and because it was packed, we ended up sharing a table with a Norwegian fellow. He was a very nice guy, but I think not that good with languages, cause the first thing he said as we sat down was "I think I heard you speak Danish, right?"

How does one confuse Danish with Romanian, especially since we were very close to him?
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Old January 13th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #7191
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I moved these posts about Danish/Norwegian/Swedish from the German Autobahn topic.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 10:24 PM   #7192
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Oh how I wish I lived in the midst of European humor. The only thing we Americans get to make fun of is Canadians saying "aboot" instead of "about".
Which no Canadian has ever heard. Nobody says aboot.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #7193
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Canadians are the root of alot jokes here. I even join in , but i leave Europe except Britain , France , Italy , which seems to bring on themselves. Otherwise i have high respect for Europe.

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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #7194
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As far as I know, there is plenty of good jokes aboot Poles in the States, is not it? Particularly, the best can be heard around Chicago.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #7195
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It's because it sounds like they're choking, so your first thought is to call for an ambulance instead of trying to interpret the sounds coming out.
Word! We call them porridge throats because that's what they sound like they have stuck down there
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #7196
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I think Norwegians have very bad hearing. I was speaking Romanian with someone (also Romanian, obviously) in the hotel's restaurant in Oslo and because it was packed, we ended up sharing a table with a Norwegian fellow. He was a very nice guy, but I think not that good with languages, cause the first thing he said as we sat down was "I think I heard you speak Danish, right?"

How does one confuse Danish with Romanian, especially since we were very close to him?
Maybe they are not travelling so much, from my experience in Asia I met many Swedish people, but none from Finland or Norway, so they don't know other languages.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:21 PM   #7197
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I am pretty sure most people from Finland can speak both, Swedish as well as English. They are taught these languages in primary schools.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #7198
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According to myself, i'm very good at norwegian . My mom lived in Norway a looooong time ago , and insists that we should go to Norway on almost every single vacation. I think i've been there like 6 or 7 times the last 13yrs
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Old January 14th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #7199
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I'm going to Norway in march, for the fourth time I don't speak Norwegian though (well, I can say hi and thank you...), but reading is fairly easy, as with all Scandinavian languages. For a Dutchman they all look like a strange mixup of Dutch, German and English
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Old January 14th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #7200
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actually, dutch is mixed of english, german, french and DANISH
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