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Happy Leif Erikson Day!
EIR═KS SAGA RAUđA ^ | Snorri Sturluson

Posted on 10/09/2011 4:20:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets

1. kafli

Óleifur hét herkonungur er kallaður var Óleifur hvíti. Hann var son Ingjalds konungs Helgasonar, Ólafssonar, Guðröðarsonar, Hálfdanarsonar hvítbeins Upplendingakonungs.

(Excerpt) Read more at snerpa.is ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; greenland; iceland; leiferikson; viking; vikings
Just a shout out to all our Minnesota Freepers
1 posted on 10/09/2011 4:20:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Happy Leif Erikson Day!


2 posted on 10/09/2011 4:26:08 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Lutefiske for everyone!

(and if you complain about the lutefiske, even more lutefiske for you!)

CC

3 posted on 10/09/2011 4:37:48 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

First prize is a pint of lutefisk, second prize is a gallon of lutefisk.


4 posted on 10/09/2011 4:43:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Untersmitten da nokomenish unter da’ kritenomfrozenderbitt.

I think that means Hi!


5 posted on 10/09/2011 4:51:30 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’d prefer lefse.


6 posted on 10/09/2011 4:58:25 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: count-your-change
Google translation of my post:

1st Chapter

Olaf was a warrior king who was called Olaf the White. He was the son of King Ingjald Helgason, Olafsson, Guðröðarsonar, Hálfdanr Whitebone Upland kings.

It's the opening of The Sage of Erik the Red, which also recounts Leif's journeys to the New World. If that first paragraph doesn't convince you that Lief Erikson discovered America, what can?
7 posted on 10/09/2011 5:04:32 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I don’t think this is allowed. Any and all white guys must be disparaged as evil oppressors and the benefactor of privilege.


8 posted on 10/09/2011 5:14:56 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

So Cal Vikings celebrating here this morning — we thank Leif et al. for coming this way. It’s much warmer here.


9 posted on 10/09/2011 6:17:06 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Ég sakna ár sem ég eyddi á Íslandi.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 6:29:08 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: DYngbld

flaust þar sem það var í æsku þinni, en missti æsku var á Ítalíu eða Grikklandi gætu hafa séð betri sumur.


11 posted on 10/09/2011 6:33:06 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

My Icelandic is very weak. I lived there 94-99, we still have friends there and hope to return for a visit someday. BEAUTIFUL country, and great people.


12 posted on 10/09/2011 6:48:47 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Uff Da!


13 posted on 10/09/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT by MNnice (Showing fresh signs of liberalitis, the strain of the orbital muscles due to excessive eye rolling)
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To: DYngbld

I just did a google translate. The actual snippet in my post is Old Norse, old Norwegian, which is old Icelandic, as I am sure you know. They say folks in Iceland can read the sagas, as Icelandic is very little changed from Old Norse. I knew a couple of girls from Iceland who worked for Iceland Air (when it was still called something like Lofðleiðir) back when I was growing up in Queens. They were not in the least interested in the Middle Ages or the Sagas.


14 posted on 10/09/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: MNnice

I’ve been working on the phone and emails with a Norwegian supplier the past couple of months, and have (manfully) refrained from using that term. Is it really modern Norwegian?


15 posted on 10/09/2011 7:03:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Leif never has received the credit he deserves as an explorer. History is funny that way....a few events tip one way or another and the consequence is there are more kids named Chris than Leif.


16 posted on 10/09/2011 7:08:48 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I have a PhD in Medieval History and studied Old Norse and Old English a little when I was in grad school. (I have forgotten most of what I learned). Having said that, if I were young and knew stewardesses from Iceland Air, the sagas would probably not be my main focus of interest.

I’m just saying....


17 posted on 10/09/2011 7:14:25 AM PDT by vladimir998
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They were sort of cute, but very sallow skinned, almost albino and a little too thin, on the Ann Coulter side. They were also dumb as bricks and just about the only thing they were interested in (that I could tell) was drugs and booze, so we didn’t have much in common. When I was young, there were plenty of interesting and hot Jewish, Italian, German, Irish and just about any other nationality you could think of in New York. Iranian chicks were off limits, but some of them were incredibly hot.


18 posted on 10/09/2011 7:20:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: vladimir998

PS: They were not stewardess, they worked behind the ticket counter, you know the folks who assign you the wrong seat and send your luggage to Cleveland when you are flying to Miami.


19 posted on 10/09/2011 7:22:25 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Leif Erickson Park in Duluth, MN

20 posted on 10/09/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by MNnice (Showing fresh signs of liberalitis, the strain of the orbital muscles due to excessive eye rolling)
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To: MNnice

Duluth, gateway to ... the Iron Triangle.


21 posted on 10/09/2011 9:17:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Forget the Vikings:


22 posted on 10/09/2011 9:36:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The Power of Lutefisk:

https://wwwx.cs.unc.edu/~hays/humor/lutefisk.html

(Due entirely to one word, NSFW or the easily offended.)


23 posted on 10/09/2011 9:46:39 AM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: All

Iceland Review Online: All You Need to Know About Iceland

http://icelandreview.com/


24 posted on 10/09/2011 11:44:59 AM PDT by VU4G10
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Tomorrow the 10th, Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving Day are both celebrated on the same day of October, which is the case every year.

Now, you can’t say it’s because they’re thankful that ol’ Chris discovered America (so someone eventually did find Canada ;) — Leif Erikkson and his hearty group preceded them all...


25 posted on 10/09/2011 1:34:38 PM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Holidays!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

BUBBLE BUDDY!

26 posted on 10/09/2011 1:37:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Thanks Lonesome in Massachussets.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


27 posted on 10/15/2011 3:49:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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