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Candy
2005-Jan-22, 07:37 PM
Norwegians Confused by Bush Salute (http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050122&cat=strange&st=stranged87ok2b o0&src=ap)

President Bush's "Hook 'em, 'horns" salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan.
Now, don't make this political.

I just thought it was freaking funny! :lol:

Nicolas
2005-Jan-22, 07:41 PM
Toseeked, Candy! :)
http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=19118

Candy
2005-Jan-22, 07:49 PM
We have got to start the title of the thread to match the article, otherwise, we will all be doing this ----> #-o

Maksutov
2005-Jan-23, 06:19 PM
Norwegians Confused by Bush Salute (http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050122&cat=strange&st=stranged87ok2b o0&src=ap)

President Bush's "Hook 'em, 'horns" salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan.
Now, don't make this political.

I just thought it was freaking funny! :lol:
"Hook 'em" is pretty close.

Actually what Bush was trying to tell the Norwegians was


I caught a lutefisk THIS BIG!

:wink:

Candy
2005-Jan-23, 07:19 PM
"Hook 'em" is pretty close.

Actually what Bush was trying to tell the Norwegians was


I caught a lutefisk THIS BIG!

:wink:
What's a lutefisk?

Blowfish? 8-[

Spacewriter
2005-Jan-23, 07:30 PM
"Hook 'em" is pretty close.

Actually what Bush was trying to tell the Norwegians was


I caught a lutefisk THIS BIG!

:wink:
What's a lutefisk?

Blowfish? 8-[

That's pretty close to political right there! ;)

TrAI
2005-Jan-23, 09:54 PM
What's a lutefisk?

Blowfish? 8-[

Well, lutefisk is some rather wierd stuff some people eat over here, it translates to "lye fish", and is basicaly dryed fish that is put in lye for a while, and then rinsed well before cooking.

John M. Dollan
2005-Jan-23, 10:01 PM
Well, lutefisk is some rather wierd stuff some people eat over here, it translates to "lye fish", and is basicaly dryed fish that is put in lye for a while, and then rinsed well before cooking.

**shudder** My grandmother always made traditional Norwegian dishes here in the states, and this was one of the few that I simply couldn't stomach. However I LOVED her potato dumplings with syrup (she called it cloob -- a phoenetical spelling as I have no idea how to spell it properly -- although I understand that it might have other names). And, of course, lefsa is the all-time favorite!

As for the salute misunderstanding, this is always going to happen. The world is far less the "global village" than most people think, and there will always be gestures in one land that are considered rude in another, not to mention words or phrases. Remember when "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" came out? In Britain (according to some friends over there, anyway) the title might as well have said "The Spy Who @&*!$ Me".

Frankly, I find it fascinating how these gestures can have so many different meanings across the world.

...John...

Candy
2005-Jan-23, 10:02 PM
Well, lutefisk is some rather wierd stuff some people eat over here, it translates to "lye fish", and is basicaly dryed fish that is put in lye for a while, and then rinsed well before cooking.
Lye, like soap? :o

I hope it tastes better than it sounds. :wink:

Candy
2005-Jan-23, 10:09 PM
Frankly, I find it fascinating how these gestures can have so many different meanings across the world.

...John...

Agreed, but the real conversation is on this link (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=403459#403459). :D

[I got ToSeeked.] :-?

Maksutov
2005-Jan-26, 07:57 AM
"Hook 'em" is pretty close.

Actually what Bush was trying to tell the Norwegians was


I caught a lutefisk THIS BIG!

:wink:
What's a lutefisk?

Blowfish? 8-[
Here's a Lutefisk that's "out of this world"! (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA07018.jpg)

Swift
2005-Jan-26, 02:07 PM
Well, lutefisk is some rather wierd stuff some people eat over here, it translates to "lye fish", and is basicaly dryed fish that is put in lye for a while, and then rinsed well before cooking.
Lye, like soap? :o

I hope it tastes better than it sounds. :wink:
Yes, lye, like used in soap, sodium hydroxide. It is also know as lutefisk.
I had a friend of Scandinavian background who said she liked it [-( . I guess it is sort of like pickled fish. I recall a mention in a chemistry magazine several years ago that one of the states with a large Scandinavian population had classified lutefisk as hazardous waste. :o

Candy
2005-Jan-26, 05:39 PM
I guess it is sort of like pickled fish.
I like pickled foods for some reason. Of course, one needs an ice cold beer to help wash it down. :P

Candy
2005-Jan-26, 05:41 PM
Here's a Lutefisk that's "out of this world"! (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA07018.jpg)
I don't see it. Is it fossilized? 8-[

tjm220
2005-Jan-26, 10:54 PM
I guess it is sort of like pickled fish.
I like pickled foods for some reason. Of course, one needs an ice cold beer to help wash it down. :P

Me too. I haven't had much lutefisk but it was ok when I did.

Kebsis
2005-Jan-27, 01:14 AM
George Bush-Rocking out for AMERICA

Maksutov
2005-Jan-27, 01:23 AM
Here's a Lutefisk that's "out of this world"! (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA07018.jpg)
I don't see it. Is it fossilized? 8-[
Sure looks that way. (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mer/images.cfm?id=1354) Wonder if the "granules" are caviar?