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Language Fun : an entertaining misspelling from Iceland

08 2016

Learning Icelandic on Learn Icelandic Online takes up a lot of my time these days. I have promised myself I would not travel to Iceland before I am able to hold a basic conversation in Icelandic.
As part of my learning, I like to read Icelandic newspapers online, both in Icelandic and in English.
Tonight I stumbled upon this post on IceNews and felt I had to share this extract with you :

Reykjavik is the most expensive capital to visit in Europe, if you look at average prices of a large local bear, a three course meal in an average restaurant, a night in a three star hotel and a taxi ride in cities like Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Rome, Berlin and Barcelona.

Even though the prospect of spending a lot of money to visit Iceland didn’t really cheer me up, the post still made me smile.

So what’s the price of a large local bear in your area ?

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Picture Source : Alan Wilson on Nature’s Pics Online

2 Comments »

  1. Ron Hale on the 15th of November 2016 @ 19:21

    Bonjour, Armelle –

    Have you heard L’Orchestre National de Ukuleles?

    If not, try their YT channel. New, only 3 vids.

    Could be serious French competition for UOGB.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 28th of November 2016 @ 16:53

    @Ron: Bonjour Ron, I haven’t heard them yet. I will check them out. Thanks for the tip !

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