History of Norway.. .. Meanwhile, I am Norwegian, and there is no such word as "BØRK"...


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#6 - vexaton (04/26/2013) [-]
Meanwhile, I am Norwegian, and there is no such word as "BØRK"...
Meanwhile, I am Norwegian, and there is no such word as "BØRK"...
User avatar #18 to #6 - nagafever (04/27/2013) [-]
bjørk is a tree though
User avatar #19 to #18 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
Someone already mentioned that, and yes it is a tree, but still. We don't say Bjørk all the time either. I get that they want a word that sounds like how we speak that can be used all the time, but come on...
User avatar #20 to #19 - nagafever (04/27/2013) [-]
i would of used "fisk", "satan" or "pakkis"
User avatar #21 to #20 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
Yeah those sound much better, and they're even words to some extent. Pakkis is debateable though, since it's racist and all.
#74 to #51 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Jei heter Abdullah og jobbe hos Hening Olsen.
Når folk kome hit og rope: "Pakkis, Pakkis." så pakker jei is som bare faen.
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#62 to #21 - makahuro (04/27/2013) [-]
as far as i'm concerned there are no words that is racist. it's the way you say it that makes it racist or not. for example: "you know that ****** from bla bla bla..." is not nessecarily racist, but by saying: "you know that ******* ****** from bla bla bla..." that's a completely different story. hope people have the same view on this as me.
User avatar #25 to #19 - mcmanybucks (04/27/2013) [-]
Heisan?..i was once in norway and i heard this EVERYWHERE..granted it is a greeting btu still :D
User avatar #26 to #25 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
Oh yeah. Heisann. It's a greeting, yes, and that would suffice much better than BØRK.
#8 to #6 - strandern (04/27/2013) [-]
Bark på østlandsmål - børk
User avatar #9 to #8 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
Well that's an accent, not a genuine word.
#10 to #9 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Maybe they misheard bjørk then?
User avatar #17 to #10 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #39 to #6 - everheat ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
It still looks Norwegian.
User avatar #40 to #39 - vexaton (04/27/2013) [-]
Of course it does. It has the norwegian letter Ø in it
#68 to #52 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Sweden has the right freaking letters.
#73 to #68 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Does not. Norway has the superior language system, considering its evolution of both its languages, Bokmål and Nynorsk, in relation to eachother. Bokmål originally being closely related to danish, while Nynorsk was a language built upon the various accents of its citizens.

We also have the best ability to understand our neighbouring countries due to our varied way of speaking within the country, along with the most logical way of writing.

At the end of the day, what lies closest to us feels most natural and thus "best". Consider this an opinion backed on general, not specialized in any way, knowledge of the norwegian language.

Tl;dr: Nu-uh. We good tho.
User avatar #162 to #73 - christmouth (04/27/2013) [-]
Isn't it very inconvenient to have two languages? I mean, you would need to re-write a lot of schoolbooks or just books in general, so that both languages can be represented.
User avatar #152 to #73 - wakeup (04/27/2013) [-]
That's not really a fact though. First of all, it's very nice that you have two kinds of language systems, but if only more people had the energy to go around and collect data of how people talk and write in their province, I can promise you that you could find a ton of different kinds of language systems for swedish and danish as well. I've heard that some people in denmark doesn't understand each other, just like swedes can find it difficult to understand each other. If we didn't have the borders we have now in between the nordic countries, you could say that it only existed accents/dialects or you could write down 30 different languages I assume. What I'm saying is that it's some kind of social structures that man have made up.

And about the "best ability to understand the neighbouring countires" - that might be true to a certain degree, but it wasn't really a fair research, since the researches only took place in each country's capital city. Kopenhagen is over a bridge to Sweden, Oslo is not far from Sweden, nor Denmark, but Stockholm is too far away for people in the city to actually have a use of danish or norweigan. Also, norweigans are more used to hear different kinds of norweigan in their country, which makes it easier to understand swedish and danish.

I don't say norweigan is bad in any way, it's a really neat language and I like the two system thingy you got there.
User avatar #148 to #73 - skumbaner (04/27/2013) [-]
... Why would it be better to have two languages at all
User avatar #109 to #52 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
But what sweden says is not right. We were not "slaves". That's like saying the first americans were slaves to England...
#140 to #109 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
thats funny, cus they were.....
User avatar #146 to #140 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
a slave is someone who si bound in service for one/many persons, someone whos rights has been denied and is being looked upon as someones property. Norwegians were under danish dominance but we had our rights and partly our freedom. We were not slaves. Afro-americans were slaves
#145 to #109 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
We were the bitches of Denmark, they bossed over us and considered us inferior - we were used for all the dirty jobs.
We were much like Scots and Irish compared to English in Great Britain.
User avatar #147 to #145 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
But we were still not slaves. We were citizens in a occupated country
#70 to #50 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Screw your Æ Ø Å, its Å Ä Ö!
User avatar #136 to #70 - babbysmithy (04/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #161 to #40 - wtfduud (04/27/2013) [-]
It's danish too.
User avatar #5 - xorioz (04/26/2013) [-]
yes... yes indeed. Norway and Sweden as well beautiful countries. Compared to them my country is vary gray and dull "Denmark".

BTW all that oil. it was found in nordsøen "North Sea". a body of water Denmark used to own. but we sold it to Norway for almost nothing.

Me sad.
User avatar #187 to #5 - xast (12/17/2013) [-]
you stole greenland, at least consider it a "compensation"
User avatar #188 to #187 - xorioz (12/17/2013) [-]
dude... this post is over half a year old. how did you dig this up?
User avatar #189 to #188 - xast (12/17/2013) [-]
You can not escape reality, my danish friend.
User avatar #190 to #189 - xorioz (12/17/2013) [-]
But i sure as **** can run from it.
#191 to #190 - xast (12/17/2013) [-]
There is no use running, I'll find you and whop you back to reality.
There is no use running, I'll find you and whop you back to reality.
User avatar #192 to #191 - xorioz (12/17/2013) [-]
no news in that. I have 29 years experience in running from reality.
It catches up to me sometimes an gives me a good whopping but i usually just get back up and start running again.

sooner or later reality must give up.
User avatar #193 to #192 - xast (12/18/2013) [-]
Hm, I'm tired, alright... Maybe I'll let you run this time
#57 to #5 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
suck it bitch. No really, you dont even have mountains. Besides, you tried to rule over us. and you ****** up our language. very greatfull for the bokmål nynorsk thing. I have ebough with work learning three written languages. but thanks to you, now i have 4.. so **** you denmark.. **** you.
User avatar #44 to #5 - froloff (04/27/2013) [-]
You took Faroese islands, iceland and Greenland away from us so it's karma.
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#89 to #5 - ganondork (04/27/2013) [-]
I'm going to Denmark in July, anything you can recommend? Mostly nature stuff, I'm going wildcamping most of the time there, but I'm also staying a couple of days in Copenhagen.

mfw arriving in Denmark.
User avatar #114 to #89 - mrsafmafra (04/27/2013) [-]
Nature? The only nature you'll find in Denmark is plains, small areas of forest, and fields. Lots and lots of fields.. Oh, and some beaches, and Randers Rainforest.

So, have fun!
User avatar #176 to #114 - ganondork (04/27/2013) [-]
Randers looks interesting, too bad it's a little far. Normally, I will only spend time on Seeland. I don't have a drivers license, so I'm pretty much bound to pulbic transport. I'm trying to be as cheap as possible also.
User avatar #174 to #114 - ganondork (04/27/2013) [-]
Thanks man, I thought Denmark had some nice forests and stuff too?
User avatar #182 to #174 - mrsafmafra (04/27/2013) [-]
Yes, there are some very nice forests around. But the hills in the forests are not very tall because Denmark is very flat. But i don't really know that much about danish nature. I live in mid-Jutland, which is like one humungous field.
But i do know that we don't have epic terrain like Norway or Sweden.
User avatar #101 to #89 - mrshrapnel (04/27/2013) [-]
Try to attend Copenhell if possible
User avatar #175 to #101 - ganondork (04/27/2013) [-]
Still finals then, shame. I'm going in July.
#181 to #175 - mrshrapnel (04/27/2013) [-]
I personally live right next to the Artificial Rainforest (where i work), and thats a really great idea to try, the food is expensive but water is cheap (which is vitally important since its VERY warm in there) and so is entrance.
User avatar #169 to #89 - xorioz (04/27/2013) [-]
Actually I think wildcamping is forbidden in most places here in Denmark. you'll have to rent a camping-spot.

Not sure if this is still true tho.
User avatar #173 to #169 - ganondork (04/27/2013) [-]
I found a website stating that since 2004 there are a number of designated areas where it is in fact legal to wildcamp.

You need to login to view this link
^this site shows some sites where it is legal by ticking 'overnating'. It is in Danish though, so it could be that I'm completely being ****** .
User avatar #131 to #5 - peyko (04/27/2013) [-]
It got sold for a bottle of wine actually. True story.
User avatar #16 to #5 - millemangaface (04/27/2013) [-]
It's better to live in Denmark. Sure the taxes are a bit higher, but we've got free medicare, and it's warmer. Food and living is cheeper.

The only thing I miss about Norway is the beautiful nature.
User avatar #43 to #16 - froloff (04/27/2013) [-]
And we in Norway don't have free health care?
User avatar #184 to #43 - millemangaface (04/28/2013) [-]
No. You have to pay everytime you see a doctor, you have to pay for x-rays and tests. In Denmark, those things are free.
User avatar #185 to #184 - froloff (04/28/2013) [-]
You have really misunderstood the system. You pay for the equipment being used, as of most of the doctors aren't employed by the hospitals/public. And after you reach a certain sum of spent money, you get it all for free. It's to battle abuse and give the private employed doctors, something to live of.

Norwegian hospitals even pay danish hospitals to perform surgery on our patients, if we don't have room on our own.
User avatar #27 to #16 - mcmanybucks (04/27/2013) [-]
Warmer?...Seriously? have u been outside for the past few years? yea 1 week ago we had a heatstreak but we had damn snow til late march
User avatar #31 to #27 - mettih (04/27/2013) [-]
Its warmer than in Norway and Some parts of Sweden.
User avatar #61 to #31 - mcmanybucks (04/27/2013) [-]
Rly?... **** ..
User avatar #183 to #27 - millemangaface (04/28/2013) [-]
Dude, last winter I lived in Norway we had -36*C. So yeah, it's alot warmer in DK.
User avatar #49 to #5 - merfmerf (04/27/2013) [-]
Denmark is so much better than norway!

I mean, if i could have moved to denmark, i'd do it.
But since i don't understand **** of what they're saying, i find it hard to be actually living there, besides, i just want to live there for the cheap tobacco and booze, and the friendly people and open bars :D!

(the women aren't that beautiful tho)
User avatar #122 to #49 - enorus (04/27/2013) [-]
Women are beautiful in all countries.
User avatar #141 to #122 - mikli (04/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #15 to #5 - theepicone (04/27/2013) [-]
as a norwegian i can only describe denmark with two words: pure awesome. you stay that way denmark. you stay that way.
User avatar #37 to #15 - xxbutthurtxx (04/27/2013) [-]
Yeah they have this awesome choclate plates which you can eat with bread or toast.
Now I'm hungry...
#38 to #37 - xxbutthurtxx (04/27/2013) [-]
Oh I found them.
User avatar #47 to #38 - theepicone (04/27/2013) [-]
and cheap beer...dont forget the good, cheap beer :)
User avatar #48 to #47 - xxbutthurtxx (04/27/2013) [-]
Well the last time I was in Denmark, I was like 10 years old.
So idk about the beer, but there is cheap good beer in Germany too :)
#7 to #5 - norecha (04/27/2013) [-]
denmark is a nice country, it reminds me of pancakes
User avatar #35 to #7 - xorioz (04/27/2013) [-]
why would Denmark remind you of...
Wait. I see what you did there.
#13 to #5 - norwegianlolz (04/27/2013) [-]
Sorry,  did you say something?
Sorry, did you say something?
User avatar #81 to #13 - dayasalion (04/27/2013) [-]
mfw your name fits perfectly
User avatar #107 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (04/27/2013) [-]
I am norwegian, and I can confirm that this is correct, all day every day
User avatar #126 to #107 - redstonealchemist (04/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #194 to #126 - swaqq (01/14/2015) [-]
men jeg trodde du vant
User avatar #195 to #194 - redstonealchemist (01/14/2015) [-]
sorry i barely know any norsk and what little i do know is very rusty.
i know 'jeg tapte spillet' because i had a norwegian friend and learned it to bug him.
User avatar #196 to #195 - swaqq (01/14/2015) [-]
Oh, well in that case you did lose the game
#111 to #108 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (04/27/2013) [-]
User avatar #150 to #106 - skumbaner (04/27/2013) [-]
... Poor Jerries
User avatar #166 to #106 - konradkurze (04/27/2013) [-]
sad and true, im from dresden,
its lucky to still be on the map at all after the allies bombed the **** out of it
#3 - iamtheblackgoat (04/26/2013) [-]
I love the snow....place seems like paradise on earth
#65 to #3 - sackit (04/27/2013) [-]
Meanwhile in Norway*

Måtte bare
User avatar #77 to #65 - animedudej (04/27/2013) [-]
**** your ****
#164 to #3 - baconbuddy (04/27/2013) [-]
Trust me, when it snows 4 months straight, is -5 C, its no fun. Sure snow is cool, but you really can get enough of it. [Denmark resident]
#155 - turva (04/27/2013) [-]
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Perkele Perkele!
#98 to #29 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Over 43 people on this site are from Norway.
#2 - twi (04/26/2013) [-]
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User avatar #12 to #2 - cweepew ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
i have no idea why you post a picture of the swedish chef. he isn't Norwegian
User avatar #34 to #12 - defensive (04/27/2013) [-]
Because he says BØRK all the time.
#32 to #12 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
isn't he danish in the real version?
#14 - finni (04/27/2013) [-]
"That's some nice oil you have there. Would be a shame if anyone

Were to take it away"
#33 - jaerbuen (04/27/2013) [-]
Ferrari in Norway? Take a look at our tax and insurance fees, and you might reconsider.
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User avatar #54 to #45 - shadovfox ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
saw the price on Oslo today was 14,66 kr for 1 liter. thats 1,99 euro or 1,61 GBP
User avatar #56 to #54 - tuckthisphit (04/27/2013) [-]
turkey here,its expensive as ****
User avatar #55 to #33 - lyuun (04/27/2013) [-]
I actually saw one not half an hour ago, here in oslo. I couldn't help but giggle like a horny school-girl as it revved.
#100 to #33 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
Thats one of the most misleading graphs I've seen in a while. Look at the scale of it. Makes it look like Norway pays eight times as much when its a difference of about 15%.
#66 - epicburana ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
#142 to #66 - mikli (04/27/2013) [-]
That guy is obviously swedish, yet...

Unless it has nothing to do with the flags, then I'm sorry
User avatar #156 to #66 - gigzara (04/27/2013) [-]
Seriusly, this guy looks like Froggen.
#64 - buttholee ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
MFW confusing the Swedish chef with Norway
#76 - buhl (04/27/2013) [-]
Norway doesn't really exist it's made up like unicorns and penguins.   
Trust me I went to an american public school.
Norway doesn't really exist it's made up like unicorns and penguins.
Trust me I went to an american public school.
#80 to #76 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
Well, your school sucks. I know for a face there is no such things as unicorns and penguins in Norway. There are only trolls, gnomes, goblins and baddass heroes with ************* flying ships
#85 to #80 - topperharly (04/27/2013) [-]
lets get wasted and argue later
#105 to #85 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
I'm drunk and ready to argue!
I'm drunk and ready to argue!
#110 to #105 - topperharly (04/27/2013) [-]
Excellent Sir, we shall begin.

The american public school is by far the most unreliable system to teach young fellas and ladies anything.
#112 to #110 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
Indeed it is.
And they are not even serving tea or biscuits in school. Disgraceful
#115 to #112 - topperharly (04/27/2013) [-]
I am pleased we came rather quickly on a mutual agreement. good day to you good sir.
#120 to #115 - magnusos (04/27/2013) [-]
Thank you my good Sir.
Have a jolly'O day too.
User avatar #93 to #76 - tigersstripes (04/27/2013) [-]
NO NO NO. You are thinking of Denmark, Norway is that state in England right next to Sweden and Africa.
#163 - jegspiseroppkast (04/27/2013) [-]
I can't say that i know what BØRK means but hey, we're rich
#127 - maxmoefoe (04/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #1 - happygrowman (04/26/2013) [-]
In the club, and all the bitches see me, they be like "BØRK BØRK!"
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