Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blogger fails

I am serious fail at teaching people something new every day so let's go with at least every week and hopefully more than twice a week? HA!

Anyway, today I learned how to say a new phrase in Norwegian thanks to my "Norwegian in 10 Minutes a Day" book and cd. I also got a Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian dictionary and another book on Norwegian that's for beginners last night at Half Price Books here on Lane Avenue in Columbus (gods I love that store). I also got Aaron some Polar Bear blank cards that has a cartoonish bear head over a background map of the arctic circle. So very cool for scribbling out thank you notes and/or Birthday/Retirement wishes to his co-workers.

I also hit the unique crochet patterns jackpot with a cheap book I found there. The last book I found was about a "fairy ball" for Nixie pants. It has a pop-up faerie castle at the end that I figure she'll get more use out of when she's 5 or 6 and wants to play paper dolls. But for now she'll just laugh in amusement every time I open it up and clap her hands in appreciation. Oh yeah, that's worth a dollar. Not to mention it's very well illustrated and a cool story with misbehaving pixies...yep just like my Nixie Pixie. There's still one more on the clearance shelves there at the store if you're interested. I cleaned them out of Norwegian books except for one dictionary published in 1965. Yeah, I knew that wasn't going to work.

Anyway, on to your daily Norwegian lesson:

Today we're going to learn how to say a very important phrase and examine the situation you would use it in! Don't worry, this isn't a structured boring stereotypical's a Class by Candi! Next Blog will include three more cool Norwegian phrases. So here it goes:

Jeg Elsker Deg. Prounounced e-i but put together to sound like yi... el-sker...die. E-i Elsker Die. This means what lala lala lala lala laaa means...I LOVE YOU!

This phrase could get you out of a lot of gnarly situations. Say you've taken on that random prostitute who knows only a few words of English and she's screaming at you "YOU PAY NOW!" Just drop this one-liner on her "Jeg Elsker Deg, Baby!" and watch her expression change to either an amorous or a very confused one. That's your cue to beat it, Jack! OK OK, so not paying a prostitute in a foreign land is probably the worst thing you can do, actually visiting  said prostitute is the worst. Not paying only intensifies the burning you're feel later. That "love burn" will last longer than this phrase will in your mind. JEG ELSKER DEG everyone!


  1. I don't think its a case of 'Blogger Fails' more like 'Danger! Dodgy Blogger at Work'. Ummmm, did I miss something? Why Norweigan?

  2. Oh goodness, I did forget to explain, didn't I? I decided because of a few good songs and the fact that I can pronounce the words easier than any other language I've ever attempted...that I'd give it a go! Not to mention the fact that I'd like to take a family vacation to Oslo at some point in the future. It'd be nice to just be able to speak a language I don't REALLY need...but REALLY like to listen to and speak. lol I'll explain more in the next post.