Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Finland- Page 9

Tervetuloa tiistaiselle suomi-sivullemme

Welcome to Our Tuesday Finland Page

Today's Video- Another Language Lesson

Phrase of the day:-

Saat omenoitani.

You will be able to have some of my apples

Finnish Joke as told in Finland

How can you tell the difference between a Finnish introvert and a Finnish extrovert?

When he's talking to you a Finnish introvert looks at his feet.

A Finnish extrovert looks at yours!

@@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and Eino wants to be a teacher– Eino has long felt that the youth of Pigeon Falls, with Finnish ancestors, should learn Finnish. So this summer he is teaching a class at Last Lutheran. It meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00. He has fourteen students and has promised them that anyone who passes the test at the end will get a certificate good for $300.00 off on Karl‘s( from the TV station) next trip to Finland. So the students have been really putting some effort into the class. The problem is that Eino is not the best teacher in the world and the Finnish language is not an easy language to learn. )One Finnish word with a funny ending means the same as three English words. In fact you can get a whole long English sentence into two Finnish words.
Tommy UK told Eino that the class was floundering and he needed to get some technical help. Why didn’t he get some Finnish teaching videos from U-Tube. So Eino got four teaching videos. He put the first one on and went for coffee. When he came back all the kids were practicing what they had heard. Eino, however, didn’t like what they were saying. So he let class out early and listened to the video , himself. That’s when he discovered that it was a video on how to talk dirty in Finnish. All the choice phrases were there. He could only hope that they would forget this lesson as rapidly as they had the others but somewhere deep in side he doubted it.

Today's Link- Travel Blog- Just think of having reindeer burgers in Finland-Leave a Dr. John in the comments.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

I bet Tommy UK told Eino just where to find the right videos on YouTube.

6:06 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol I thought you were going to say a finnish introvert looks at his/her feet, and a finnish extrovert puts them under your nose

6:30 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Thanks, do you have a recipe for Finnish apple pie?

(Give me a fork and I'll show you Finnished apple pie ...)

8:39 AM  
Blogger LadyK said...

Hi Dr.John!

lol, thanks for making me laugh today, I really needed it. :D

Love the language lesson, what a great idea!

Have a great day!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous stacy said...

Kiitos, Dr. John. I love apples.

12:38 PM  

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