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    #16
    Is the Norwegian flag one of the most commonly used flags in protests?

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      #17
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      "A little boat on a very blue/green fjord".


      Pic was taken from the road between Stranda and Hellesylt in Aug. 2006 and has not been manipulated in any manner. It is not remarkable for anything, except the colour of the water in Sunnnlyvsfjorden.

      What causes this colouration? Is it melt water, Algae bloom or some other explanation??

      Anybody here who can answer this question, at least in general terms?
      It is an HSC. But did not find out what it is.

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        #18
        Many non-Norwegians may not be aware that Norway has two official "languages", and all kinds of signs, official documents and forms has to be produced in both languages.

        If this was like Canada, with both English and French, or even worse, like Singapore with four (Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil and English) it would be understandable that things had to be printed in all, since they are not mutually understandable.

        The two Norwegian "languages" are not only mutually understandable, but the difference is usually a minor in both spelling and pronunciation.
        Unfortunately there are some fanatics that pretend they cannot understand anything but their chosen "language". (If that was true they should have their head examined)

        Does anybody know what this is costing Norway every year?
        "Eg berre spyr"

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          #19
          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          Many non-Norwegians may not be aware that Norway has two official "languages", and all kinds of signs, official documents and forms has to be produced in both languages.

          If this was like Canada, with both English and French, or even worse, like Singapore with four (Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil and English) it would be understandable that things had to be printed in all, since they are not mutually understandable.

          The two Norwegian "languages" are not only mutually understandable, but the difference is usually a minor in both spelling and pronunciation.
          Unfortunately there are some fanatics that pretend they cannot understand anything but their chosen "language". (If that was true they should have their head examined)

          Does anybody know what this is costing Norway every year?
          "Eg berre spyr"
          The Norwegian and "new-Norwegian" is an annoyance for sure... but what about the very intricate dialect of "Sogne-maul" then?
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            #20
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            The Norwegian and "new-Norwegian" is an annoyance for sure... but what about the very intricate dialect of "Sogne-maul" then?
            Came to think of it: don't we have 3 official languages?

            - "bokmål"

            - "nynorsk"

            and

            - Sami
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              #21
              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
              The Norwegian and "new-Norwegian" is an annoyance for sure... but what about the very intricate dialect of "Sogne-maul" then?
              Have you seen any official document printed in "Sognamaul" (or Troender dialect) lately???? (Both is difficult to understand for people from Oslo area apparently)

              Sorry, I forgot about Samii, but isn't that a fairly local thing?? (Just asking)

              Back to my question, what about the cost of all this mess? And WHY????

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                #22
                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                Have you seen any official document printed in "Sognamaul" (or Troender dialect) lately???? (Both is difficult to understand for people from Oslo area apparently)

                Sorry, I forgot about Samii, but isn't that a fairly local thing?? (Just asking)

                Back to my question, what about the cost of all this mess? And WHY????
                I actually applied for a job on the west coast about a year and half ago, and was asked to submit my CV in west-coast dialect! That's discrimination!

                Samii is as far as I understand not any longer a local language. They have their own Samii Government, and from Snåsa in Nord Trøndelag and up to Finnmark, there are a lot of them. Road signs are also printed both in Norwegian, and Samii languages.

                But the reason for it? No idea. The two main Norwegian languages have cost a lot, and I see no reason why documents should always be printed in both.
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                  #23
                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  I actually applied for a job on the west coast about a year and half ago, and was asked to submit my CV in west-coast dialect! That's discrimination!

                  Samii is as far as I understand not any longer a local language. They have their own Samii Government, and from Snåsa in Nord Trøndelag and up to Finnmark, there are a lot of them. Road signs are also printed both in Norwegian, and Samii languages.

                  But the reason for it? No idea. The two main Norwegian languages have cost a lot, and I see no reason why documents should always be printed in both.
                  Let's stick to ENGLISH in this forum. Norwegian is too confusing and Samii is for the specially interested.

                  PS> I believe there are now more Samii living in Oslo then anywhere else in Norway???

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                    #24
                    My own little rant (and it's not Norsk, forgive me)

                    Everything here by law is in English and Spanish...I'm so sick of hearing " For English, press 1, para espanol, oprima numero dos"......and it seems that anything stocked in Walmart these days is put on the shelf with the Spanish side of the box facing outward............

                    gggggrrrrrrrr..sorry....back to the beautiful and much-missed Kingdom of Norway......

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                      #25
                      Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

                      Hope it's allowed to add some fun-facts to this thread

                      Norwegian temperatures



                      An international observation

                      +15°C/59°F
                      This is as warm as it gets in Norway, so we'll start here. People in Spain wear winter-coats and gloves. The Norwegians are out in the sun, getting a tan.

                      -5°C/23°F
                      People in California almost freeze to death. The Norwegians have their final barbeque before winter.

                      -40°C/-40°F
                      Paris start cracking in the cold. The Norwegians stand in line at the hotdog stands.

                      -183°C/-279.4°F
                      Microbes in food don't survive. The Norwegian cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.

                      -273°C/-459.4°F
                      ALL atom-based movement halts. The Norwegians start saying "Faen, it's cold outside today".

                      -300°C/-508°F
                      Hell freezes over. Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest.



                      More "facts" here: http://www.mc-addict.com/norwegiantemp.htm
                      (Copyright: Roar Hagen 2005-2008)

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                        #26
                        Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY



                        You just hit MY weird sence of humour, Carina. How good to start a long and busy day laughing.......

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                          #27
                          Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

                          Originally posted by carinahansen View Post

                          More "facts" here: http://www.mc-addict.com/norwegiantemp.htm
                          (Copyright: Roar Hagen 2005-2008)
                          Aaaah a Moto-Guzzi geek. That explains a lot.

                          See here our bike:

                          http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...m-in-Hohenlohe

                          Post 3, picture 2 and post 20, picture 2 and 3
                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            #28
                            Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

                            The VG archives are now online - 49 NOK for a day, or 99 NOK a month....

                            http://arkivet.vg.no/index.php?unsetsearch=true

                            Interesting for those seeking information about, for example, important Hurtigruten - accidents....
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #29
                              Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

                              Norway has a problem: trees, bushes and fauna is covering the sights and the landscapes.

                              More animals living of the land is urgently needed.

                              http://www.vg.no/reise/artikkel.php?artid=10032450
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                                #30
                                Re: Things you probably didn't know about NORWAY

                                I don't think people are able to see this from abroad... though, I haven't tried it via a "hidden proxy" site yet....

                                But, it is a VERY GOOD new TV series in 8 episodes by NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) starring none-the-less, the famous Steven Van Zandt... it's part English, part Norwegian, and part Nor-glish....

                                The series takes place at the the world famous Olympic town of Lillehammer, and therefore, the series is called "LILLYHAMMER". (I think I've found me new HERO: Johnny!)

                                The series have been bought by NETFLIX from the US, so it might come to America as well... Lady E, that means, this is one series you MUST SEE!

                                Episode 1: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/822565/

                                Episode 2: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/824198/
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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