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2021-03-05 2:54:36 PM  
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2021-03-05 3:01:25 PM  
Everyone from Hafnarfjordur to Seltjarnarnes will be quaking in their boots for the 3,000th time today.
 
2021-03-05 3:04:29 PM  
Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.
 
2021-03-05 3:05:46 PM  
One of the comments was from an Icelander who said, "even I had difficulties pronouncing this".

Just one reason why so few people speak Icelandic. Learning English must be a lark for some speakers of the most difficult languages of the world.
 
2021-03-05 3:08:12 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.


In other news, the Swedish Chef went insane on meth and tried to cook Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork.
 
2021-03-05 3:09:38 PM  
Cat like typing detected.
 
2021-03-05 3:10:05 PM  
That's what she said!
 
2021-03-05 3:10:06 PM  
It's as if someone was eating alphabet soup in a phone booth, and someone else opened a can of surstromming in there.
 
2021-03-05 3:11:03 PM  
triple word score!!!
 
2021-03-05 3:13:56 PM  

brantgoose: One of the comments was from an Icelander who said, "even I had difficulties pronouncing this".

Just one reason why so few people speak Icelandic. Learning English must be a lark for some speakers of the most difficult languages of the world.


Icelandic isn't that hard a language it just suffers from the same disease as German - compound words that look like graffiti covered freight trains.
 
2021-03-05 3:16:40 PM  
I still keep in touch with a guy I worked with in Iceland, and he and his wife and kids live in Hafnarfjordur, and they aren't too concerned about this.  Lots of small EQs are good.  That means things are moving continually, rather than hanging up and building toward a massive event.

As for lava, that entire area is uninhabited for a good reason.  First, it's a very fragile ecosystem, and second, it's at the base of an extinct (hopefully it'll remain that way) volcano.

Pics I took in 2005:

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2021-03-05 3:16:57 PM  

derpes_simplex: brantgoose: One of the comments was from an Icelander who said, "even I had difficulties pronouncing this".

Just one reason why so few people speak Icelandic. Learning English must be a lark for some speakers of the most difficult languages of the world.

Icelandic isn't that hard a language it just suffers from the same disease as German - compound words that look like graffiti covered freight trains.


Oh, and the cases. So many cases...

We barely even fark with that in modern English. It's like we said "conjugating for cases is stupid" and got rid of it, but the Germanic and Norse languages were all "NUH UH!"
 
2021-03-05 3:18:27 PM  

derpes_simplex: same disease as German


I always tell people it's like a drunk German trying to write in Old English.
 
2021-03-05 3:34:34 PM  
"Icelandic volcano"
 
2021-03-05 3:40:20 PM  
Running the words through Google translate separately (doing the whole phrase, as suggested on the Tweet, is pointless) yields:


Sundhnjúkar series in
Þráinsskjaldarhraun lava.

That clears it up.
 
2021-03-05 3:44:21 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Running the words through Google translate separately (doing the whole phrase, as suggested on the Tweet, is pointless) yields:


Sundhnjúkar series in
Þráinsskjaldarhraun lava.

That clears it up.


Did you listen to the pronunciation? It's like something out of The Black Lodge.
 
2021-03-05 4:02:16 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:11:58 PM  

brantgoose: fragMasterFlash: Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.

In other news, the Swedish Chef went insane on meth and tried to cook Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork.



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2021-03-05 4:20:48 PM  
Goonie goo goo.
 
2021-03-05 4:21:39 PM  
Oi, say it in English!
 
2021-03-05 4:22:15 PM  
I pity the poor bastard who has to translate that into Welsh.
 
2021-03-05 4:23:14 PM  

markie_farkie: I still keep in touch with a guy I worked with in Iceland, and he and his wife and kids live in Hafnarfjordur, and they aren't too concerned about this.  Lots of small EQs are good.  That means things are moving continually, rather than hanging up and building toward a massive event.

As for lava, that entire area is uninhabited for a good reason.  First, it's a very fragile ecosystem, and second, it's at the base of an extinct (hopefully it'll remain that way) volcano.

Pics I took in 2005:

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Those are pretty. May I wallpaper them?
 
2021-03-05 4:23:37 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:24:28 PM  
Let's pitch a new game show: "Icelandic Volcano or IKEA Product?"
 
2021-03-05 4:24:57 PM  
ĹøĻ
 
2021-03-05 4:25:06 PM  
"You write potato, I write ghoughpteighbteau"

English, the context language
 
2021-03-05 4:26:14 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:27:18 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.


Oh, I dream of being Bjork'd.
 
2021-03-05 4:28:07 PM  
Donovan - Barabajagal (Love is Hot)
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Donovan knew how to pronounce it before it was cool.
 
2021-03-05 4:28:09 PM  
Minor linguistic pet peeve: using non-English letters in an English sentence just because they look vaguely recognizable.
 
2021-03-05 4:29:05 PM  
Every time you try to pronounce that name, you summon an Old One.
 
2021-03-05 4:31:26 PM  
And I bet the people who came up with all these long words for stuff had short names, like Bob. He was just really hung over while trying to name everything.
 
2021-03-05 4:32:35 PM  

SBinRR: fragMasterFlash: Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.

Oh, I dream of being Bjork'd.


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2021-03-05 4:32:53 PM  
No idea why, but me and my ancestors, as well as the toddler across the street, are very offended by this word.

Subby has earned a 9 1/2 week time out.

/reported!
 
2021-03-05 4:33:09 PM  
Good thing it's 2021 because if it were still 2020 when it erupted, this "small" eruption they're expecting would probably go full Hekla on them.
 
2021-03-05 4:33:12 PM  
/doesn't look like feeling is mutual
 
2021-03-05 4:33:28 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:33:33 PM  

Kittypie070: Those are pretty. May I wallpaper them?


I'm pretty sure Icelanders like their moss-covered lava as-is, and don't feel the need to plaster them with some hideously designed printed paper with a glue backing.
 
2021-03-05 4:35:34 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:35:48 PM  
Oh my, ErúÞtiöðjns cán be very násti
 
2021-03-05 4:36:36 PM  
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2021-03-05 4:36:42 PM  

brantgoose: fragMasterFlash: Welp, that settles it. We are Bjork'd.

In other news, the Swedish Chef went insane on meth and tried to cook Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Bjork.


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2021-03-05 4:37:01 PM  
That's odd, I have the same thing written on my ring.

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2021-03-05 4:37:15 PM  
I think I will just call it Mount Mumblefark
 
2021-03-05 4:37:38 PM  

booger42: I think I will just call it Mount Mumblefark


Screambillie?
 
2021-03-05 4:44:13 PM  

Kittypie070: Those are pretty. May I wallpaper them?


Srsly, sure!  Those are dinky low-res exports that look pretty crappy when zoomed in.  Here are some full-sized Os for all your monitor-paper needs.  I shot all these on my original Digital Rebel in JPG mode, rather than RAW, so there's some compression artifacts visible if you really zoom all the way in, but they are fine for most monitors smaller than 30 inches.

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2021-03-05 4:45:17 PM  
It'll really rather likely be small and safe as can be.

It'll be a cute little eruption! Like a burp!
 
2021-03-05 4:47:30 PM  

brantgoose: Learning English must be a lark for some speakers of the most difficult languages of the world.


-ough laughs at you.
 
2021-03-05 4:49:41 PM  

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2021-03-05 4:49:48 PM  
Kiss your mother with that mouth, Subby?
 
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