I found this on Tom Lawrence's Facebook page. Anyway, this is sort of interesting...at least to a descendant of Norwegian immigrants; but, I think anybody interested in languages in general will find this interesting:
I assume the Vikings had some good words for foggy days that are chilly after 93F degrees just a couple days ago. I don't like seeing the coming of winter when it still seems like summer should still be around for several weeks.
My brother and our cousins and I know or knew only a few Norwegian words. I asked my Father why he had not learned Norwegian from his parents who still spoke some of it. Dad said that my grandfather had told him they left Norway and came to the US for good reasons and they owed this country respect of their language and his children should learn English...or at least the American version of it.
I do remember a version of a story my grandfather told of the day he stepped off a Yankton, SD sidewalk into mud and lost his overshoes. He was hungry and went into a bakery and ordered cake. Unfortunately, his pronunciation of "cake" was more like how we pronounce "cock". The reaction was not good. So much for his early rememberance of Yankton, SD.
And that is enough of this on this kind of nasty night. Now is about 46F with 90% humidity. Brr...it was 93F here just a few days ago. I guess it is warmer in Phoenix, but the place is flooding with 4 inches of rain.
*** Stay tuned even if you can care less about Vikings and Norwegians and the damned weather--- Doug Wiken.