Cows on the Ice & Owls in the Bog (Hardcover)

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Scandinavians have a unique way with words. Take the Norwegian FØdt bak en brunost: "He was born behind a brown cheese" (this chap is a bit slow on the uptake). In Denmark, ugler i mosen translates to the ominous observation that "there are owls in the bog" (something suspicious is going on). This treasure trove of unintended Nordic wit presents ... More
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Scandinavians have a unique way with words. Take the Norwegian FØdt bak en brunost: "He was born behind a brown cheese" (this chap is a bit slow on the uptake). In Denmark, ugler i mosen translates to the ominous observation that "there are owls in the bog" (something suspicious is going on). This treasure trove of unintended Nordic wit presents 50 phrases, complete with their unusual origins and literal translations. Fun color illustrations throughout. Hardcover, 144 pages.