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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 08:58 AM
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Oh yes, thanks GreenDragon for dredging this up...but who ever heard of Warfordsburg? I have a good friend (was small town Missourian) who married a Swede and actually lives there and speaks the language. Don't know what they do to a-fjord life in Sweden. Jag forstar inte.
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 10:09 AM
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but our son's history book has storys about these Vikings. I for one don't want to be raped and pillaged while we're in our hotel room on our trip. I hope I'm not overreacting. Do you suggest we get those helmets with horns>

Well the Minnesota Vikings have trained in Scandinavia I think and played a game or two there and though NFL players have a reputation for raping and pillaging Commissioner Roger Goodell promises that will not happen any more. Horns on helmets would be illegal procedure and banned by Goodell and if the Vikings players do that kind of mayhem you can be sure the league would instantly take stiff measures to prevent it from recurring.

Now if the New England patriots came you could have real problems with cheating so be careful if you see them there. check their balls to see if they are hard enough!
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 11:47 AM
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Easy there, PalenQ, about our Patriots and their "inflationary tales" (I prefer that to your description). By the way, GB did have a win over the Pats earlier...and what about their unexpected loss against the Sea Hawks. Some game.
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green dragon - one thing that may surprise you [it did us] is that in Iceland, as in all Scandinavian countries, Viking is pronounced with a short I sound as in IT, not a long one as in EYE.

and though they may have more or less stopped the raping and pillaging it definitely did occur - there is a most interesting exhibit in the National museum in Reykjavik about the study they carried out on the DNA of present day Icelanders. it turns out that the male DNA is Scandinavian but the female DNA is Celt, supporting the theory that on their way from Denmark and Sweden, the Vikings would stop off in Ireland and Scotland and nick a few women to take to Iceland with them.

What the women thought about this is not recorded.
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 12:17 PM
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What happened to real Viking gals - used in sacrifices to a male God?
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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They only brought back the pretty ones, which is why Scandinavian women are gorgeous
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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Annhig, I understand Viking comes from Vik, a word for a small cove. The town of Vik (pronounced Vick) means vick-ing makes sense as a pronunciation
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 12:37 PM
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of course, GD, but it never occurred to us till we heard it pronounced [properly] for the first time.
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Old Feb 9th, 2015, 04:15 AM
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Fair enough
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 03:07 AM
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They may have been bad back in the day but they've been pretty fecking great in season 5 on the History channel...
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 05:43 AM
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I thought Vikings were from Minnesota?
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Ancestry.com analysis says DW is part Viking. On our recent trip to Iceland she fit right in, looking fetching in her rain and wind suit. BTW, she has permission to rape and pillage me whenever she likes.
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 08:42 AM
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The first part sounds OK, Basingstoke2, but I'm not sure about the pillaging, though. How does that work? I need to know before I suggest it to my wife.
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 08:50 AM
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Pillaging by wife does not apply in community property states. It's automatic upon marriage.
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 09:18 AM
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You know what they say, "It takes a pillage."

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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 09:33 AM
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And then suddenly, the humor ended.
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 11:29 AM
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What AJPeabody said. At the moment she was driven off the lot, my ownership of my worldly goods depreciated by 50%.
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 02:24 PM
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Elvira had it right at the top: Vikings have gone way downhill since Fran retired.

I really miss Billy N Betty. I think their Trenitalia thread got deleted.
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