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User avatar #96 to #46 - schmitty (06/18/2014) [-]
On the real though, America is slowly starting to develop its own language. My dad's friend had some family over recently, they're English but living in Switzerland. One of the main comments they had about Americans speaking is that we speak rather quickly and tend to sort of jumble our words together. I know this tends to happen in other countries too, but we were still speaking English and they were having a difficult time sometimes understanding people here. I think its pretty cool that we might get to see a new language develop in our own lifetime.
User avatar #117 to #96 - konradkurze (06/18/2014) [-]
could be worse
some australians speak so fast its like theyre saying one big word
#106 to #46 - skomakernikolai (06/18/2014) [-]
This... This is true.
#22 - zzRedzz ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
As a man with little to no geographical/political/cultural knowledge whatsoever, I would just like to say that I have no idea what's going on
As a man with little to no geographical/political/cultural knowledge whatsoever, I would just like to say that I have no idea what's going on
User avatar #24 to #22 - almostninja (06/18/2014) [-]
The top shows scandinavian countries sharing languages.

America says they should get there own language, and his speech bubble shows that he's speaking "American". Britain sees the bubble and comments because english actually belongs to him.
#92 to #24 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
English belongs to everyone who speaks it. It's not like we could just make a up a new language when we stopped being part of England. Well, we could have, but that's just silly.
User avatar #25 to #24 - zzRedzz ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
I thought America belonged to China
#26 to #25 - almostninja (06/18/2014) [-]
You'll keep you're ****** mouth shut about that if you know what's good for you
#27 to #26 - zzRedzz ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
User avatar #49 to #27 - alstorp (06/18/2014) [-]
I've never seen a reaction pic been used that perfectly.
User avatar #71 to #27 - mortolife (06/18/2014) [-]
******* Dark Sauce.

¨Yes, Kill more bosses¨
User avatar #109 to #71 - popnotes (06/18/2014) [-]
*Yeth
*Bothhes
User avatar #110 to #109 - mortolife (06/18/2014) [-]
Indeed, my mistake.
User avatar #111 to #110 - popnotes (06/18/2014) [-]
hue
#29 to #27 - crazylance (06/18/2014) [-]
Perfect reaction pic is perfect.


Taken.
User avatar #80 to #42 - mcwachner (06/18/2014) [-]
#REKT
#43 to #42 - swagloon (06/18/2014) [-]
Looks like you'll have to enlarge.
Looks like you'll have to enlarge.
#68 - spacehawk (06/18/2014) [-]
Finnish is similar to Scandinavian like English is similar to Korean It isn't Pic kinda related
User avatar #70 to #68 - zaiopeperse (06/18/2014) [-]
Basically, yes. Let me find something with Finnish instructions and I'll type that **** down and compare it to the other languages. Also, old norwgian, the thing they speak in Iceland is pretty much the same thing but objectively easier to understand
User avatar #72 to #68 - zaiopeperse (06/18/2014) [-]
best thing I could find was ice tea

Let's go for the word "Sugar"

Danish: Sukker
Swedish: Söcker
Norwegian: Sukker
Finnish: Sokeri

"Sourness retardant"

DK: Surhedsregulerende middel
SE: Surhetsreglerande medel
NO: Surhetsregulerende middel
FI: Happamuudensäätöaine

I can keep going if you want me to
User avatar #8 - lordlolland (06/17/2014) [-]
Ah, the languages of the Nordics.

Few people realize this, but Norwegians actually speak a language that is far closer to old Danish than Norwegian, while people on Iceland actually speak something close to old Norwegian.
Little FennoSwede is holding on to his uncle Finland because FennoSwedes are Finns who speak Swedish.

Though, you could really just say Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and to some extend Icelandic (But not Finnish) are nothing more than different dialects, seeing as we understand each other if we talk reeeeaaaaly slow and clear.

And it will of course never not be funny how some Americans treat British like a completely different language.
Sure, some words are different and it’s a different accent, but try coming to Europe. We’ll show you what “different language” means. ;)
-Humon
satwcomic.com/what-did-you-say
User avatar #16 to #8 - lfunnymanl (06/18/2014) [-]
same with latin based languages
#38 to #8 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
Well, Norway have 3 official languages. It's "Sappmi" the language of the guys who where there in the first place (think about 30k can use it). "Nynorsk" is used by about 10-15% (do NOT quote me on that one) and is quite alot similar to how people expressed themselves a long time ago, though modernized. And the majority "bokmål" (means language of the book) wich is based upon the danish writing that the upper classes had during the occupation, though this is also very modernized.
#86 to #38 - chiefbonebiter (06/18/2014) [-]
"Nynorsk is used by about 10-15%" - anonymous
User avatar #50 to #8 - captnnorway (06/18/2014) [-]
Swedish is pretty straight forward, some words are a bit weird and might mean other things in Swedish than in Norwegian. You really have to listen to understand Danish though, how'd they slaughtered their language like that is beyond me. Well actually, perhaps it was to sounds more french

But islandic is nothing like the current Norwegian. I don't think I could understand them unless someone had told me previously what they were about to say.
#53 to #50 - MercurySenshi ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
Later he gets darker but only because the people who live i the USA are darker. Minorities are getting bigger so his skin gets darker.
#55 to #53 - MercurySenshi ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
****		. This was supposed to go to the thread under this.
**** . This was supposed to go to the thread under this.
User avatar #54 to #53 - captnnorway (06/18/2014) [-]
wha... uhm... ehh? I don't, I can't. How is this related?
User avatar #79 to #8 - mcwachner (06/18/2014) [-]
All hail Lord of Lolland! Except for the Nakskov part!
#67 to #8 - Pena (06/18/2014) [-]
Fun fact: almost all finnish nouns have over 2000 word-forms.
For example, all the word-forms for the word "kauppa" (shop) can be seen here:

www.ling.helsinki.fi/~fkarlsso/genkau2.html

"kauppoinennekinkohan" This form, for example, translates to "with your shops also, I wonder"

Finns can save so much pencils by smashing many words into one instead.
#12 to #8 - boomerpyro (06/17/2014) [-]
i know right, danish is easy to read, but their pronunciation kills me
their number system horrifies me
User avatar #21 to #12 - lordlolland (06/18/2014) [-]
After we lost our navy and Norway within 5 years of one another in the early 19th century, Danes feared an invasion and therefore came up with a number system so confusing and terrifying that no invader could possibly stand to occupy us for more than a handful of years without going completely and utterly mad.
I am of course joking, if you want a real explanation for our number madness you need only look in the spoiler thingy.

The Danish names for tens from 50 and upwards are based on two things;
The "snes", "score" in English, which is an old name for 20
An old way of indicating that a number include a half, when you say "half third" what you mean is two units plus half of the third unit, making half third = 2.5, half fourth = 3.5, and so on and so forth. This method is practically never used in modern Danish with the exception of Halvanden (half second) where the v have gone silent.

Halvdreds (50) is short for "halv tredje snese" meaning "half of the third score", thus making it (20*2)+(20*0.5) = 50
Treds (60) is short for "tre snese" meaning "three scores" so its simply 20*3 = 60
And so on.
User avatar #34 to #21 - testaburger (06/18/2014) [-]
God damnit lolland.
I just explained this **** and you already did it
User avatar #35 to #34 - lordlolland (06/18/2014) [-]
Ehh... Sorry?
#32 to #12 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
I ******* lost it at 50
#83 to #12 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
Swede here, I work at the last stop for casted goods at a foundry and this means I get the pleasure of talking to Danish "hillbilly" truckers ever so often, it's always an uncomfortable conversation.
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#9 to #8 - fennoswede (06/17/2014) [-]
kek
#84 to #20 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
#47 - kuci (06/18/2014) [-]
"Viking guys"

Finland...

No
User avatar #59 to #47 - angelious (06/18/2014) [-]
america is portrayed as ignorant in the comics
User avatar #1 - phisk (06/17/2014) [-]
I don't get it. Do Icelandic people speak norwegian and Norwegian people speak danish?
User avatar #11 to #1 - norwegianlolz ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
Yes, only that you forgot that the Danish now speak German
User avatar #2 to #1 - sonnyboii ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
I dont really QUITE understand it either
Im Norwegian and what i get from this is that our languages are similar
I can pretty much understand danish and swedish people with few problems,because our languages are similar
User avatar #3 to #2 - teludabomb (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah, well I'm Swedish and I think it means that we all speak very similar languages too So that's probably it
User avatar #4 to #3 - sonnyboii ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah thats my guess
User avatar #5 to #4 - phisk (06/17/2014) [-]
But Iceland speaks norwegian while Norway doesn't? It makes no sense.
User avatar #7 to #5 - sonnyboii ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
I guess it could be the thing where other people mixes our languages up
#17 to #7 - alexanderh (06/18/2014) [-]
Lordlolland reposted the description of that picture from the site. Basically, people on iceland speak a language very similar old old Norwegian, while Norwegians speak something very similar to old Danish.
And I can confirm that Danes, Swedes and Norwegians can understand each other as long as we talk very slowly and very clearly. I'm from Denmark and I've visited Sweden a couple of times and communication wasn't a huge issue even though I always spoke Danish and they always spoke Swedish.
User avatar #6 to #1 - lawuser (06/17/2014) [-]
As Humon said it, on Iceland they speak something similar to old Norwegian and in Norway they speak something similar to old Danish. Not sure if it's true.
User avatar #10 to #6 - ntobarrev (06/17/2014) [-]
It's true. Source: I'm Norwegian.
#73 - steppeden (06/18/2014) [-]
Did someone mention my glorious native country in FJ?
#63 - teranin (06/18/2014) [-]
I totally supported their kickstarter for their cartoon.  Can't wait.
I totally supported their kickstarter for their cartoon. Can't wait.
#45 - bemmo ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
I should really learn which flags go with which countries over there.
#65 - newdevyx ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
**newdevyx rolled image** Inb4 "success breeds jealousy."
#15 - hydromatic (06/18/2014) [-]
This will always be my favorite Scandinavia related picture.
User avatar #69 to #15 - screamingdemon (06/18/2014) [-]
Who are they?
#56 - anon (06/18/2014) [-]
I just don't like America.
I know there are goood people there.
But I have the feeling they're all assholes.
User avatar #93 to #56 - schmitty (06/18/2014) [-]
I just don't like the country you're from.
I know there are good people there.
But I have the feeling they're all assholes.
#64 to #56 - saltyfries (06/18/2014) [-]
the only assholes you'll find are in the following places
California
NYC
Chicago
and maybe Texas
essentially places where population is VERY high...
being from Wisconsin, we have our ********* , but we're known as one of the nicest states in the USA, and for a reason too!
User avatar #78 to #64 - drtrousersnake ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
depends on where you are in California.
Down south, you have your stereotype valley girls and wannabe Hollywood assholes. In the bay area, you have your liberal tools.

See not everyone in... nevermind, California just has a broad spectrum of assholes
User avatar #81 to #78 - saltyfries (06/18/2014) [-]
California just weirds me out in general, imo they totally seem completely foreign to the rest of the USA, in culture, food, attitude, and especially politics. Hell everything about California to me is foreign, I could visit any other state easily and feel American. Hell I'd feel more American in Puerto Rico
User avatar #82 to #81 - drtrousersnake ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
California is just very culturally diverse. White people only make up 25.5% of the population Although hispanics make up 52% and a good portion of them are whitewashed . The city I grew up in has one of the highest Afghan population outside of Afghanistan, as well as a heavy Asian and Indian population and of course, a lot of mexicans .
User avatar #74 to #64 - PFCMadness (06/18/2014) [-]
Depends on Where you are in Texas. Most of the assholes in this state reside in Austin and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Not sure about Houston, but it's probably got its fair share.

We're friendly most of the time, honest!
#112 to #74 - marcury (06/18/2014) [-]
they are only an asshole to you in Texas if you are gay, a racial minority, non-Christian, or from Oklahoma... oh and if you are not from Texas... but yeah otherwise totally friendly state. Especially all the smallish towns in the east.

Having lived in Austin for years, all I can say is we used to be cool, and then our ********* of a Governor decided that Californians should come live here... so again with California.
#85 to #74 - solomonkane ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
Assholes cover the planet dude. You'll find assholes everywhere. USA, Europe, Asia, Africa. They aren't a rare species.
User avatar #19 - robdabob ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
Hah, im part of the people on the right of finland, Scania ftw! RULLEBÖR OG MÖG
User avatar #90 to #19 - lordlolland (06/18/2014) [-]
No, thats fennoswede, Finns that has Swedish as their first language, they use the Scanian flag but with a thicker cross.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish-speaking_population_of_Finland#Identity
#121 to #90 - fennoswede (06/22/2014) [-]
whats a me?
User avatar #94 to #90 - robdabob ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
i was not aware of that.
User avatar #108 - blooby (06/18/2014) [-]
All I see is color swapped Smash balls.
1v1 me fd items off fox only
#103 - pridefulmatthew (06/18/2014) [-]
'cause any self respecting "Merican would consider the land of Bong and Tea our father.
'cause any self respecting "Merican would consider the land of Bong and Tea our father.
User avatar #95 - magtheicelander ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
WAT iceland speaking norwiegan. Excuse me but we speak icelandic
User avatar #107 to #95 - Zydratejunkie (06/18/2014) [-]
The context is that Icelandic is derived from the old Norwegian language, whereas modern Norwegian is a lot closer to Danish than it is old Norwegian.
User avatar #114 to #107 - magtheicelander ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
good point
#91 - mejicoguy (06/18/2014) [-]

*roll picture* Will someone pretty please tell me the names of the countries?
1. Iceland?
2.Norway?
3.Denmark?
4.Sweden
5.Finland
6.No ******* idea
User avatar #100 to #91 - wolverinebamf (06/18/2014) [-]
you got them all right.

The last one is the Kalmar union, they probably meant to put Aland in there but just ****** up.
User avatar #104 to #100 - thesovereigngrave (06/18/2014) [-]
Actually the one on the far right is the unofficial flag used to represent the Swedish-speaking population of Finland.
User avatar #105 to #104 - wolverinebamf (06/18/2014) [-]
Oh alright cool. The more you know.
User avatar #101 to #91 - beanmaniac (06/18/2014) [-]
or just ******* google it!
#113 to #101 - mejicoguy (06/18/2014) [-]
I did that. But the last flag didn't come up so i figure that it was some kind of region within one of the countries, that's why i asked in the first place.
I did that. But the last flag didn't come up so i figure that it was some kind of region within one of the countries, that's why i asked in the first place.
User avatar #66 - musclezglassez (06/18/2014) [-]
looks like it's time for some ****** brawl, **** yea!
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