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(Some Finn)   Finland getting mighty annoyed at Swedish textbooks that describe Finnish youths as poorly educated drug users who are good at sports   ( divider line
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6177 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Dec 2005 at 11:50 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-12-07 11:52:36 AM  
and the problem here is.?.?.?
2005-12-07 11:52:41 AM  
virhe 404
2005-12-07 11:52:49 AM  
Hakemaasi sivua ei loydy
2005-12-07 11:52:58 AM  
Twins calling each other ugly.
2005-12-07 11:53:28 AM  
Yeah, they suck at sports.
2005-12-07 11:53:32 AM  
2005-12-07 11:54:31 AM  
Hakemaasi sivua ei lydy
Verkkoliitteess julkaistut Verkko-Hesarin uutiset lytyvt maksullisesta arkistopalvelusta. Vanhat kirjanmerkit ja linkit muilta sivustoilta uutismateriaaliin eivt toimi en toukokuusta 2003 alkaen.

Jos et lyd hakemaasi arkistopalvelusta, ilmoita
hakemasi sivun nimi tai www-osoite
alla oleva virheen numero
osoitteeseen ve­r­kkolii­t­e[nospam-﹫-backwards]amo­nas*f­i
HTTP-virhe 404
404 Ei lydy

Web-palvelin ei lyd haluamaasi tiedostoa tai komentosarjaa. Tarkista URL (www-osoite) varmistaaksesi, ett polku on annettu oikein.

Takaisin edelliselle sivulle

I got 404ed in another language!
2005-12-07 11:54:39 AM  
Um, I think the fact that the website is already farked might in fact mean they are poorly educated.

/Actually only ever met one Finn, nice guy, mildly insane
//Finland actually has a pretty interesting history, would like to visit there one day
2005-12-07 11:54:42 AM  
linkksi frkd
2005-12-07 11:56:04 AM  
But is it true?
2005-12-07 11:56:54 AM  
Twins calling each other ugly.
Oh well then, that's just not nice.
2005-12-07 11:57:24 AM  
Not just farked... Finn farked!
2005-12-07 11:58:02 AM  
Drubell: Actually, from the sampling of Finns I have met I'd say their drug of choice is vodka and and their favorite past time is sitting in darkened rooms fighting existential angst. If drugs and sports are involved, it must be a crowd I haven't run into.
2005-12-07 11:58:42 AM  
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Neighboring countries often make fun of each other.
2005-12-07 12:00:24 PM  
Babelfish doesn't do English » Swedish translations.

2005-12-07 12:00:34 PM  
heh. I got pwned by this same site on a couple of submissions. Their URLs are ungodly long and get cut off I think.

Suomi Sauna Sisu
2005-12-07 12:01:32 PM  
My Finn friends tell me that Swedes have developed a picture of Finns from the 60's-80's as meanies who go around stabbing other people.

Which is probably better than what the Estonians think of us - since Finns just go there to get drunk and screw ho's in the bordellos.
2005-12-07 12:01:59 PM  
Jack: what do you need to say in Swedish?
2005-12-07 12:02:43 PM  
2005-12-07 12:02:50 PM  

do dooooooo, do do do.
2005-12-07 12:03:17 PM  
Translate: Runkbulle
2005-12-07 12:03:48 PM  
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I think so this compfletely unfair.
2005-12-07 12:04:12 PM  
Swedes and Finns don't just make fun of each other - they genuinely seem to hate each other.

Relevant Hockey Story:
A couple of seasons ago, when Teemu Selanne (a Finn) joined the Colorado Avalanche, the press asked Peter Forsberg (a Swede) what he thought about playing alongside his new teammate. "Teemu's okay," Forsberg said. "He doesn't hack and slash like every other Finn."
2005-12-07 12:05:08 PM  
Flashman: I believe Americans call that an ookie-cookie and the brits call it a soggy biscuit.
2005-12-07 12:06:17 PM  


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2005-12-07 12:06:31 PM  
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2005-12-07 12:06:31 PM  
The Finns should just call the Swedes, knife wielding butchers with incoherent mumbles, chasing homosexual 6 foot canaries!
2005-12-07 12:07:14 PM  
Cyrano: It's still mostly half-hearted joking around. Sweden and Finland work together extensively, share embassies in some places and a lot of Finns have some Swedish names in their extended families.

Swedes and Finns have quite a lot in common overall, not least of which the fact that they interbred for so long.
2005-12-07 12:07:18 PM​e+pessim istic+image+of+Finland%0D%0A/1101981878326

/kapinoida without a cause
2005-12-07 12:07:22 PM  
Finnish is the language most conducive to wordplay, particularly palindromes. You can't be poorly educated with such a fun toy to play with, can you?
2005-12-07 12:08:32 PM  
Good at sports? What a crock. Finns are good at the tango, and knife fights. Especially at the same time. That is all.
2005-12-07 12:09:02 PM  
"The Finn is poorly educated, abuses drugs, skives off school, dies young in a violent manner, but is nevertheless good at sports. Moreover, Finland has been at war. This is the view these books give", Ylikiiskil reports.

Well, the books could have at least explained that the Finns went to war as a result of aggression and that they gave Stalin what for. Sucks they later allied with Hitler, but such was the "choice" on the eastern front.
2005-12-07 12:09:56 PM  
2005-12-07 12:10:16 PM  

They don't *really* hate each other. They say these things in North American interviews to play with the whole "rivalry" thing.
Even Forsberg's quote is probably just a nudge as a joke.

In reality, often when a Finn and a Swede are on the same NHL team, they often become good friends despite the rivalry between the two countries because when they are in North America, surrounded by Canadians/Americans/Russians/Czechs/etc., they realise that they have much more in common.

One example is from my team, the Flyers, where Renberg and Niinimaa were good friends and they were both unhappy to be traded away.
2005-12-07 12:10:27 PM opposed to being poorly educated drug users who aren't good at sports, like the Swedes.
2005-12-07 12:10:58 PM  
They suck at bandwidth, too.
2005-12-07 12:11:06 PM  
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Crom laughs at your poorly-educated drug users who are good at sports.
2005-12-07 12:12:49 PM  
Why don't they put on some leather shorts & settle this with a choreographed slap fest.
2005-12-07 12:12:52 PM  

Well played, sir.

On topic, I have a couple Finnish friends. Odd folks, they are. Their apparent idea of a good time is sitting in a 200-220 degree sauna, flagelating themselves with sticks, then making a nude dash to the nearest lake, jumping into the barely-above-freezing water, then running back to the sauna to repeat. I'm sure several shots/cups/bottles/barrels of vodka play in there somewhere.

Although Finnish is a mighty neat language. Gonna have to learn that one of of these days.
2005-12-07 12:14:46 PM  
I'm part Finn

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic... Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear.

/sorry, the devil made me do it.
2005-12-07 12:16:19 PM  
I know one Finn family. They are all completely insane. Only family I've EVER known to get into a gun fight.
2005-12-07 12:17:23 PM  
Well, they *are* particularly good at one sport:

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+ a slew of others.... must be the combination of drunk driving and frozen roads...
2005-12-07 12:17:33 PM  
A Swede and a Finn are out together at a bar. The first round arrives, the Swede says, "Skal" and they drink in silence. The second rounds comes. Again, the Swede says "skal" and they drink in silence. Same with the third round - the Swede says "skal" and they proceed to drink in silence. As the fourth round comes, the Swede says "skal" and the Finn asks, "Are we here to drink or to talk?"
2005-12-07 12:18:28 PM  
Fins to the left,

Fins to the right...

/hate Buffett with the intensity of 10,000 suns, but any mention of Finland makes that song careen through my brain
2005-12-07 12:19:23 PM  
cleveoh: hate Buffett with the intensity of 10,000 suns, but any mention of Finland makes that song careen through my brain

Well, considered that's Zevon I don't see what Buffet has to do with it.
2005-12-07 12:19:41 PM  
Since the article is 404'd, I humbly submit this substitute: Alkulukuja Paskova Karhu (NSFW due to language).
2005-12-07 12:19:58 PM  
2005-12-07 12:20:03 PM  
Oh man, I just remembered a thousand Finnish jokes I've heard from Swedes over the years. They only really work when you're drunk and impersonate a slurred Finnish accent speaking Swedish...

The jist of one theme is often drinking games. For instance (try to do the accent in your head, it sounds just like an Icelandic accent actually): "The rules to Finnish drinking game is these: Two men go into a dark room with two bottles of vodka each. Then one of them leaves the room, and the one who is still inside has to guess which one left. You can also play this game alone - but then it takes three bottles!"
2005-12-07 12:20:30 PM  
- World's most competitive countries => #1 (
- World's most non-corrupt countries => #2 (see Reuters story below)
- World's top educational systems => #1 (

16:18 18Oct2005 RTRS-FACTBOX-Top and bottom of country corruption index
Oct 18 (Reuters) - Transparency International, an independent non-governmental organisation, published its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday.
The index drew on 16 surveys from 10 independent institutions to produce a "poll of polls" on perceived corruption levels in 159 countries.
> It covers a range of corrupt practices including bribery, award of contracts to friends and relatives, corruption in the judiciary and misuse of public office.
> While TI says the index deals only with perceptions of corruption among business leaders and analysts, rather than actual proof, it believes the list gives a very accurate picture of corruption around the world.
> Here are the least and most corrupt countries in the index with their scores out of 10. The higher the score, the lower the perceived level of corruption.
> 1. Iceland 9.7
> 2. Finland 9.6
> New Zealand 9.6
> 4. Denmark 9.5
> 5. Singapore 9.4
> 6. Sweden 9.2
> 7. Switzerland 9.1
> 8. Norway 8.9
> 9. Australia 8.8
> 10. Austria 8.7

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2005-12-07 12:22:34 PM  
I know a guy who works for Finland and he said you guys don't know what you're talking about.
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