Sunday, March 15, 2009

You know you have lived in Finland too long when...

2. As you walk past the Parliament Building in Helsinki, and see the statue is titled "Svinhufvud" you no longer read it as "Swinehead"… instead you think "What a good Swedish name!"

Quiet true. I read my neighbors lastnames on their door and now know if they are Sweedish or Finnish. Finland's two official languages are Finnish and Swedish. You have the Laplanders too...

2 comments:

FeltFinland said...

When you don't get really excited every time it snows!
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