Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Funny things Danes say and do

1-Their word for blue jeans translates to "cowboys" in english.

2-On a couple's 12 and a half year wedding anniversary a big group of their friends and family will come to their house at 6am (doesn't matter if it is a weekday or weekend) and completely decorate their front door and sing songs until the couple come outside. They pretend to be surprised even though they totally expect this. Then everyone goes inside and has a party for a few hours before the guests leave to go to work.

3-Every day at 9:30 we take a break for bread. Toppings include butter, jam, chocolate, or cheese. Fresh bread comes on Thursdays. The Danish word for breakroom is pauserum and the Danish word for gym room is motionrum or something like that.

4-People will leave their strollers outside on the sidewalk with the baby in it while they go inside to shop or use the bank. I heard they did this, but really couldn't believe it. Today I did see a baby all by itself outside a shop.

11 comments:

Jimmy said...

Oh man. I'm totally organizing #2 for you and Trevor. You guys are gonna completely forget about it and then hate my guts. Hahahaha.

Julie Erickson said...

hahahha I would be soooo pissed!

Anonymous said...

I like the bread break!
Mom

Anonymous said...

I wanna take a baby!

AL said...

A few years back a Danish Mom was arrested in NYC for leaving her baby
outside a restaurant as mentioned in #4:

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/14/nyregion/toddler-left-outside-restaurant-is-returned-to-her-mother.html?pagewanted=1

JoeBob Briggs gives the final word on the subject:
http://www.joebobbriggs.com/jbamerica/1997/jba970622.html

Colleen said...

who is the baby snatcher reading your blog??

Julie Erickson said...

I'm going to guess the baby snatcher is good ol' Reni Kean-Dangle!

Evan said...

I am not okay with this baby thing. I understand that in some parts of the world, there are no RKDs running around stealing babies. But it's not just about kidnappings. What if a bird poops on your baby? What if a stray dog takes a peak in the stroller and gives your baby fleas? Julie, please do something about this.

reni said...

I wish I could take credit for the baby snatching comment, but alas, I don't like babies. Just hot babes.

Julie Erickson said...

really ?! then I have no other guesses.....

Bridget said...

I think it was mom!!!!

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