Chris Uggen's Blog: just so there's no confusion

Sunday, February 10, 2008

just so there's no confusion

r stevens tries to suss out the differences between norway and sweden in the figure below. my family is both norwegian and swedish -- norsk og svensk -- though i've yet to visit either country. that said, i understand the original uggen farm was in norway and i typically self-identify as a norwegian-american. i won't quibble with the venn diagram, except i'd likely assign wasa bread to the swedish side of the figure and mors flatbrod to the norwegian side. perhaps somebody will be inspired to create a similar diagram distinguishing st. paul and minneapolis -- putting university avenue and the mighty mississippi smack dab in the middle. such a map might come in real handy during orientation week for our new faculty and grad students.


At 12:26 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Just a moment! Who's giving Sweden the sauna? This is blasphemy!

-a finn

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Michael said...

This explains why Death Metal fans are such wimps, and Black Metal fans so ferocious.

At 7:24 PM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

yeah, peter, the finns seem to have a strong claim to the sauna.

michael, but the swedes win on diversity and bands per capita: the hives, cardigans, caesars, hellacopters, langhorns, sahara hotnights, shout out louds, soundtrack of our lives, just to name a few


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