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Best Country in Scandinavia

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mango Elephant, Apr 25, 2011.

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Which country is the best?

  1. Sweden

    33.0%
  2. Denmark

    33.0%
  3. Norway

    34.0%
  1. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    No sun so no distracting outdoor activities.
     
  2. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    But that's the case for Norway too, which is rather devoid of said companies. Maybe they found something else to do?
     
  3. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Sweden has that Viking Paganism/Futuristic World thing going for it. Perhaps that is why there are so many game companies there?
     
  4. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    I was going to say it. They don't have oil, so they have to use their brain to make money.

    edit: Is there even a proper Scandinavian word for tax incentive?
     
  5. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    "You pay us so you don't find out longboats at your village" is the closest english translation. I forget the exact working though.
     
  6. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    loldanegeld
     
  7. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    She's Swiss. :p

    Nobody likes Denmark... :(

    Yeah, i know, the language sucks. But it's nice there. Who needs tons of forests with bears and other ugly creatures in them? And who the heck needs mountains? Mountains are among the most annoying in stuff in nature...
     
  8. Verbose

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    Well, yeah, the Swedish speaking kind, on her father's side. Her mother was Swedish.

    Actually the name "Moomin" was coined by her maternal uncle (Swedish) whom she lived with in Stockholm, Einar Hammarsten, professor of biochemistry at the Karolinska Institutet there. "Snusmumriken" (i.e. Snufkin in English) is a direct portrait of him — pipe and bad attitude towards authority included.:scan::)
     
  9. civplayah

    civplayah phantasm

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    Norway because of the high standard of living.
     
  10. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    Denmark.
    Best royal family of the three.

    Sweden's one is a nutter and... French.
    Norway's one is quite alright and very likable.
    But power couple Prince Frederik and Mary wins me over.
     
  11. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    That was almost as bad in terms of ridiculous TV coverage as William and Kate are now.

    Suffering through it twice in a decade is more than enough.
     
  12. Ingvina Freyr

    Ingvina Freyr wants a Steamfree option

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    I agree with you, good sir. Just don't tell anyone I said that, ok?[/truthful][backtobeingabloatedandarrogantswede]
     
  13. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Where's Finland? I voted Norway because I'm 1/4th Norwegian even though I have no other connection.
     
  14. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    I like their wedding and I think their awesome okay! Stop ruining it for me...
     
  15. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    ^^

    Because this is about Scandinavia, not the Nordic countries.
     
  16. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I think both positions can be held. I am, after all, exploring ways of getting into Sweden. (Jag vet nu bara lite svenska.)
     
  17. Atticus

    Atticus Deity Retired Moderator

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    Why? For longer time or just to visit?

    Finn nevertheless :smug:

    We are one nation with two to three languages. (But only when it suits my nationalist agenda).
     
  18. Verbose

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    Yeah, but Sweden, or more specifically Swedish, gets the real benefit of that Finnish linguistic multiplicity. There's as much poetry in Swedish published in Finland as in Sweden every year, despite there being 30 times as many Swedish speakers in Sweden as in Finland. The rate of published writers in Sweden is like 1:3000, while among Swedish speakers in Finland it's more like 1:100. Brilliant stuff.:king:

    Which apparently might have something to do with the Swedish speaking minority in Finland feeling under more or less constant threat of extinction, so they seem to go into a bit of a frenzy about using it while there's still time.:hmm::goodjob:

    Anyhow, given the above, it doesn't seem a fluke a Swedish speaker came up with the Moomins. And Sweden did help make the Moomins, and so has a stake.:p
     
  19. bernie14

    bernie14 Filter Manipulator

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    IKEA #1!!!

    sorry for the grainy pics, this was before i upgraded my phone :blush:

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  20. Verbose

    Verbose Deity

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    You know, a Swede at times can get a little sad that his country's face in the world is IKEA...:sad:

    But then I think: "Hey! It's still a cut above the image of Sweden painted in a Stieg Larsson novel — according to which we're all serial-killing Nazis.":D
     

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