In the northern part of europe, on the western and northern part of the scandinavian peninsula, lies the kingdom of Norway. Home of the vikings, trolls, paganism and heavy metal.
Norwegians are just like everyone else. Nothing particularly special about us. That is, until we open our mouths and say...
01 ♥ "IT WAS COMPLETELY CRAZY MATIAS"
(DET VAR FULLSTENDIG GALEMATIAS).
Who is this Matias guy, and why is he so crazy? No one knows. But whenever something gets out of hand, we tend to say that it was completely 'crazy matias'.
02 ♥ "IT LOOKS LIKE A BOMBED WHORE HOUSE"
(DET SER UT SOM ET BOMBET HOREHUS).
I don't know who invented this bizarre phrase, but saying something looks like a bombed whore house is just the typical norwegian way of saying "damn, it's messy in here".
03 ♥ "I THREW MYSELF AROUND"
(JEG HEV MEG RUNDT).
You know when you're in a hurry, stressed out, sitting in your car on your way to work, and then suddenly remember that you forgot to lock the door? So you turn around.. Or as we say in norway: you threw yourself around.
04 ♥ "I ALMOST SAID"
(HOLDT JEG PÅ Å SI).
Ending a sentence with "I almost said" is a common thing in Norway. Example: "I can sleep anywhere, I almost said" or "it's okay, I almost said". It's funny because.. Well, you didn't almost say it. You actually did say it.
05 ♥ "GOODBYE IN THE BATHROOM"
(HA DET PÅ BADET).
Norwegians will sometimes say "goodbye in the bathroom" rather than just "goodbye" or "see you later". It doesn't really matter where you are. You could be leaving someones house, or you could be parting after a day of shopping together.. Either way: "goodbye in the bathroom" - sometimes even "goodbye in the bathroom, you old chocolate" (which has nothing to do with the color of ones skin).