The Norwegian side of my family always had opinions about Swedes


This opinion is now confirmed in this comic about Sweden visiting Iceland for nefarious purposes. Sacrificing a Dane to a volcano is a small price to pay for victory.

Comments

  1. lb says

    LOL! My mother had a saying that always used to make me laugh: “Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds, chased by one Norwegian.” (we were Norwegian, of course) :-)

  2. Ogvorbis: I have proven my humanity and can now comment! says

    Never been to wild about swedes. Rutabagas and turnips are also on my ‘meh’ list.

    I don’t think I have any Scandinavian ancestry. Wife, though, is descended from Vikings who decided that, rather than roaring through England every year or two pillaging and plundering they could just settle down and pillage and plunder every day of the year.

  3. jd142 says

    Every year in Story City, they have Scandinavian Days. All the folks come into town and line the streets to watch the parade. The Swedes will all stand on one side of the street and the Norwegians will stand on the other for the parade. They’re very proud of their heritage and there’s a little all-in-fun rivalry between the two groups. Well, the Swedes maybe take it a little too far. They throw firecrackers at the Norwegians. The Norwegians just light them and throw them back.

  4. intransitive says

    lb (#1) –

    LOL! My mother had a saying that always used to make me laugh: “Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds, chased by one Norwegian.” (we were Norwegian, of course) :-)

    I don’t know about that. Every Norwegian hockey player I’ve ever seen has been a speedy little guy, often under 5′ 10″. Swedish SOBs (*) are usually 6-foot-plus monsters. It’s usually the Norwegians running for their lives, or scoring goals.

    (*Skaters On the Blueline)

  5. phein39 says

    Turnips, rutabagas, and parsnips: Oh, my!

    Peel and cut into cubes about 1/2 inch per side. Drizzle with olive oil, maybe some herbs. Roast at 400 degrees F for 30 – 40 minutes. Voila! (or should I say, Uffda!): Vegetable dessert.

    I came to these well after my 50th birthday, so maybe the rest of my taste buds are dead, but these are wonderful.

  6. lb says

    intransitive (#8) I guess it depends. But you’ve not seen my brother, nephew or male cousins. :-) Massive, sterotypical lumberjack-weightlifter types. The shortest is 6’1″ and the tallest is 6’6″. The women tend to be 5′ 5″ and under (though I’m 5’9″) and rather wide and sturdy. :-)

  7. trollofreason says

    “What do Swedes have that Norwegians don’t? A sense of humor.”

    “What else do Swedes have that Norwegians don’t? Good neighbors!”