Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 18:26:19 GMT
From: "someguy" <someguynopsamwhere.se>
Subject: Re: Back from our Scandinavian holiday (incl. Saab Museum)


"Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnopsamsp.com> wrote in news:20030812.79D8CC8.812Fnopsamveg.iwvisp.com... > Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> writes: > > Johannes H Andersen at johsnopsamfitter.com wrote on 09/08/2003 21:16: > > > Paul Halliday wrote: > > >> > > >> Wow! You Swedes have a beautiful country and we only visited two of your > > >> towns! I'll stick to the car experiences here, but no doubt I'll upload > > >> other comment to my website. > > > > > > Hey, Scandinavia is more than Sweden. Just thought I should mention it. > > > The Swedes are strong and clever, they often beat the Danes in football, > > > but why is Sweden always picked when Scandinavia is mentioned. You also > > > see this in statistical surveys: Scandinavia = What Swedish people does. > > > > Sorry Johannes, I used the word "Scandinavian" since we also visited Norway > > otherwise I would have just said "Swedish". From my experience in the UK, > > Norway is more synonymous with Scandinavia (what with the popular childhood > > understanding of Vikings and the like) than Sweden and less so again with > > Finland. Thanks for the clarification though; it's interesting to see what > > other people perceive to be the common meaning of words we all use. > > Now you've done it! The Danes are going to be complaining... Not sure. With Scandinavia you can either mean the Nordic countries Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland or the Scandinavian Peninsula which consists of Sweden, Norway and the northwest part of Finland -- someguy

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