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    Spelling bee..

    Well, b..e..e..

    I live in Denmark. A lot of our products are aimed at the scandinavian market with names and instructions in several languages. Today I stumbled onto a deucey..

    You know those small peanuts covered in chilli, right? In english they are called "chilli nuts". In danish they are "chilinødder".. According to the package, in Finland they are called.. wait for it... "chilimaustekuorrutetut maapähkinät".. Now I don't speak finnish so no clue if it's an exact translation, but that's whats written on the bag, lol..

    So imagine being a schoolboy in Finland.. "Peter, will you spell chilli nuts?".. "aw, crap... c..h...i...l...i...m...a...u....eeehmm...s....t... ..e....k....u....o....r....r....u....t....e....t.. ..u....t m....a....a...can I have a glass of water?....p....ä....h....k.....i....n.....ä....t!"

    Really, a schoolboy will hit puberty before being done spelling..

    "We go live to our reporter who's standing with Leila Häkkokolvoneniyksikorropetoleinen, the first person ever to spell chilli nuts before hitting the age of 40!"

    Imagine playing Scrabble/Wordfeud in Finland, you have 9 letters to work with but the shortest finnish word is 72 letters..



    Apologies up front to my fellow scandinavian brothers, I just can't help giggling a bit when I see those mile long words of yours, hope you take it in the friendly way it was intended, cheers!

    confused...
    Last edited by Sandrenseren; 08-10-2012 at 10:43 PM.

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    **** every language but english! Roll Tide, U.S.A., Go nascar, and death to the middle east!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    **** every language but english! Roll Tide, U.S.A., Go nascar, and death to the middle east!!
    Don't you mean **** every language but american, I mean you call a lorry "a truck" and stuff like that..

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    a lorry is a truck, who would call a truck ''a lorry'' lorry or laurie is a guys name, the poms are nuts..

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    Yeah, we all know a lorry is called a ute..

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