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(When On Earth)   In America you go to a gym if you want to relax in a sauna. In Finland you go to a boat with a trampoline on its roof floating on an icy lake if you want to relax in a sauna   (whenonearth.net) divider line 34
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2014-05-17 10:13:22 AM
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2014-05-17 10:36:34 AM
That kinda looks like fun. With the lake and forest thrown in, I'm really thinking about giving that a go.
 
2014-05-17 10:41:20 AM
That's why you're fat. Subby, you're supposed to exercise at the gym.
 
2014-05-17 10:41:44 AM
Best thing ever. Run from a thousand degree room where you're drenched with sweat into a lake that's barely above freezing. Naked.
 
2014-05-17 10:42:37 AM
Finland has it all.
 
2014-05-17 10:50:45 AM
Is Finnish cuisine as inaccessible as other Scandinavian cuisine?

/surstromming
//hakarl
///ick
 
2014-05-17 10:51:31 AM

ChubbyTiger: Best thing ever. Run from a thousand degree room where you're drenched with sweat into a lake that's barely above freezing. Naked.


I couldn't do it. Was in a sauna in Finland and about died. Thought I was roasting.

What made it worse was the Finns laughing how it was nowhere near as hot as they usually took sauna; they had it pussyfied for me.

/awesome, awesome country/people
 
2014-05-17 11:01:55 AM
It's pronounced 'sownah'.
 
2014-05-17 11:03:07 AM
I see rednecks are international.
 
2014-05-17 11:04:44 AM

lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.


and its a verb as well as a noun
 
2014-05-17 11:19:53 AM

GRCooper: ChubbyTiger: Best thing ever. Run from a thousand degree room where you're drenched with sweat into a lake that's barely above freezing. Naked.

I couldn't do it. Was in a sauna in Finland and about died. Thought I was roasting.

What made it worse was the Finns laughing how it was nowhere near as hot as they usually took sauna; they had it pussyfied for me.

/awesome, awesome country/people


I was in north Russia, but yeah. The heat was nearly unbearable. So was the cold. The first time was almost awful. Then it got really awesome. Good for a hangover, too. Just drink a lot of water and bake out the headache.
 
2014-05-17 11:20:40 AM
Finns are the Japanese of Europe. I like them. They're qwazy.

Just look at their language. Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!
 
2014-05-17 11:23:14 AM
Finland is completely misnamed.

There are hardly any fins there.
 
2014-05-17 11:42:38 AM
I stayed at a place upstate that had a kind of Finnish sauna setup where you could sit in a superhot sauna and then run off the end of the dock and jump into a hole in an ice-covered lake.

Long story short, now I know what a heart attack feels like.
 
2014-05-17 11:46:05 AM
So much want to build a sauna in my backyard.
 
2014-05-17 11:51:31 AM
An on topic comic.....

SATW is a great deal of fun.
 
2014-05-17 11:51:39 AM
My stepmother is Finish, when she n my dad built their house they built in a sauna...living in Maine, I guess they just run outside n roll around in the snow. No thanks! I can't stand saunas...i can't seem to breathe right, feels like I'm suffocating.
 
2014-05-17 12:06:35 PM

brantgoose: Just look at their language. Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!


Suomessa, kuntosali menee SINULLE!
 
2014-05-17 12:11:47 PM

HighOnCraic: brantgoose: Just look at their language. Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!

Suomessa, kuntosali menee SINULLE!


Perkele!
 
2014-05-17 12:13:04 PM
Can you get there in 26 minutes?
 
2014-05-17 12:21:45 PM

GRCooper: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

and its a verb as well as a noun


and its it's a verb as well as a noun

/don't you hate that
 
2014-05-17 12:27:09 PM

brantgoose: Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!


Miksei?

Word-for-word I've had an easier time with Finnish than with German, probably *because* it's entirely different from English.  On the other hand, the grammar ..  my god, the grammar...
 
2014-05-17 12:27:35 PM

Clemkadidlefark: GRCooper: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

and its a verb as well as a noun

and its it's a verb as well as a noun

/don't you hate that


You know who else liked to correct typos?
 
2014-05-17 12:40:56 PM

HighOnCraic: brantgoose: Just look at their language. Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!

Suomessa, kuntosali menee SINULLE!


Golffi taputus
 
2014-05-17 01:40:44 PM

Wolfmanjames: An on topic comic.....

SATW is a great deal of fun.


was hoping to see that...
 
2014-05-17 04:12:11 PM

lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.


Saw-oo-nah

/married to a Finnish girl
 
2014-05-17 04:13:47 PM
Gotta love the Finns. A friend of mine taught me that in Finnish you can conjugate a complete sentence using only a single vulgarity repeatedly. She also taught me the Finnish word with the most consecutive vowels(in reference to xkcd queuing).

Of course, she also had a sauna she used all the time. I just kinda assume thats something they all have, like Americans and Air Conditioners.
 
2014-05-17 04:14:24 PM

cynicalMFer: brantgoose: Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!

Miksei?

Word-for-word I've had an easier time with Finnish than with German, probably *because* it's entirely different from English.  On the other hand, the grammar ..  my god, the grammar...


All you need is "Perkele" and "Vittu".
 
2014-05-17 04:18:04 PM

Dampfplauderer: cynicalMFer: brantgoose: Don't for the Love of All that is Holy try to learn it. Just look at it!

Miksei?

Word-for-word I've had an easier time with Finnish than with German, probably *because* it's entirely different from English.  On the other hand, the grammar ..  my god, the grammar...

All you need is "Perkele" and "Vittu".


Helvetti Perkele Vittu Vittumi

(probably messed up the grammar)
 
2014-05-17 04:36:18 PM

inglixthemad: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

Saw-oo-nah

/married to a Finnish girl


Sow-nah is closer if spoken while your mouth is full of pea soup. There is a slight subtlety that doesn't quite translate to print.
 
2014-05-17 05:37:00 PM
As a fellow dweller in a cold northern land consisting mostly of boreal forest, with little to do but fish, drink, and sit in hot cedar rooms, I feel a certain kinship with the Finns.

/doesn't explain why they call the doughnuts in Thunder Bay 'Persians', but hey...
 
2014-05-17 06:20:56 PM

GRCooper: Clemkadidlefark: GRCooper: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

and its a verb as well as a noun

and its it's a verb as well as a noun

/don't you hate that

You know who else liked to correct typos?


Not anymore he don't

:-)
 
2014-05-17 10:30:41 PM

Thudfark: inglixthemad: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

Saw-oo-nah

/married to a Finnish girl

Sow-nah is closer if spoken while your mouth is full of pea soup. There is a slight subtlety that doesn't quite translate to print.


Finnish is pretty easy / hard to speak (don't ask for a lighter) because every letter is pronounced.
 
2014-05-18 07:31:36 AM

inglixthemad: Thudfark: inglixthemad: lewismarktwo: It's pronounced 'sownah'.

Saw-oo-nah

/married to a Finnish girl

Sow-nah is closer if spoken while your mouth is full of pea soup. There is a slight subtlety that doesn't quite translate to print.

Finnish is pretty easy / hard to speak (don't ask for a lighter) because every letter is pronounced.


The trick is getting the correct pronunciation of each letter. An easy way to understand the prononounciation is to take everyday English words and writhe them as if they were Finnish. Of course you'll need someone fluent in Finnish for this to work properly.

Some examples:

Lighter = laiter
Boot to the head = buut tuu te hed (Finnish doesn't really do th words BTW)
Subby's mom = Sahppiis maam (Finnish also doesn't do B or Uh well)
Tree-fiddy = trii fiddi
Buy my shirts = Ostakaa nyt perkele muutaman paidan
 
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