March 11th, 2011
Spend enough time in a country with its own rad language, and you will eventually pick up some new words. I have spent the last two weeks repeating my favorites over and over, which I’m pretty sure has been obnoxious for those around me, and very entertaining for myself. Below, a list of the best:
Trygve (Trig-vuh): The name of one of our hosts. It looks unpronounceable, but you just say it like it looks.
Felle-start: Mass start
Skihopper: Ski jumper
Gullweiner: Gold hot dog—see here (http://narvesen.no/)
Varme pølse: Warm sausage. Possibly my favorite.
Varm sjokolade: Hot chocolate (okay, something’s breaking down here—maybe a varme pølse is actually a hot sausage?)
Kvikk Lunsj: Quick lunch. Otherwise known as the name of the best kind of Norwegian chocolate ever.
Takk for Turen!: Thanks for touring (?). The slogan on Kvikk Lunsj.
Takk for festen!: Slogan at Holmenkollen—thanks for the party!
Hocus-pocus: Tennis. Just kidding—hocus pocus means hocus pocus.
Trafikkskole: Traffic school
Vafler: Waffle. After two weeks of free vaflers from the media center at World Championships, we knew this one well.
Honorable mention: Juha Lallukka. Because it’s Finnish, and actually a name for a very fast skier. But it’s awesome nonetheless.