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Re: norway

August 28th, 2020, 8:41 pm

In Ireland we have 
  1. Soft rain – rain that falls softly on your skin and on the grass.
  2. Mist – soft rain your can barely see or feel, it is almost like wet air.
  3. Drizzle – soft rain that soaks you in minutes even though it might only seem like a heavy mist.
  4. A grand soft day – soft rain on a warm day, perfect for grass growth.
  5. April showers – short bursts of heavy rain intermixed with sunshine.
  6. Cloudburst – a sudden heavy shower that does not last long.
  7. A squib – an attempt at a shower.
  8. Trying to rain – The clouds and air feel heavy, as though it is trying to rain.
  9. Driving rain – Rain that lashes against your windows, harsh and relentless.
  10. Lashing rain – Rain that falls in straighter lines than driving rain.
  11. Spitting rain – Large drops of angry rain that soak you immediately. It almost hurts your skin as it feels spiky.
  12. Pelting rain – A heavy version of spitting rain.
  13. Sun showers – Sunny days with sudden showers, similar to April showers except they occur during the other 11 months.
  14. Torrential rain – Heavy relentless and constant rain.
  15. Pouring rain – relentless heavy rain (similar to torrential rain).
  16. Heavens opened – A sudden and heavy shower of rain.
  17. A downpour – A sudden, long and very heavy shower of rain.
  18. A thunder shower – A sudden and heavy shower of rain during hot weather.
  19. Shocking rain – Rain that is so heavy, it just runs off the land in streams and rivulets.
  20. Raining cats and dogs – I think we borrowed this from the English but it means very heavy rain, rain that is so heavy, you wouldn’t be surprised to see other objects appear amongst the drops.
No true Irishman says heavy rain. It's too imprecise and dull. The present participle is the preferred form, see 8 -12 above.
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Re: norway

August 28th, 2020, 9:07 pm

While this sounds a bit like a variation of the “no true Scotsman” fallacy, I’ll just take it to mean that the Irish have their own version of the language conventionally (but probably offensively) referred to as English. I can assure you that “heavy rain” is idiomatically correct usage in the US, among both meteorologists and lay people.
 
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Re: norway

August 28th, 2020, 9:26 pm

Ukrainian and Polish have lots of words for rain. I particularly like "kapuśniaczek" (lit. the diminutive of cabbage soup), which means a small rain. In Ukraine we had small fleeting rains which came locally out of nowhere on a sunny day and passed almost unnoticed - we called them Курячий дощ (chicken rains). Onomatopoeic плюта and сльота are nice too.
 
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Re: norway

August 29th, 2020, 7:25 am

tragic and sad: Dutch Man Killed By Polar Bear On Svalbard Campsite

This is just outside town, close to airport, I remember I walked through also there and wondered if they had put up some bear fence, but no. And some think they are safe there due to building etc. around. Be aware of surroundings.

In Longyerbyen I did the same as the locals. The taxi driver had a gun laying between the seats in his car. I brought my gun when walking to church, there is a gun cabinet inside the church entrance where you drop of your guns before you go upstairs and pray (or eat free waffles). The church is on outskit of town, behind it is the small mountain (where another person was victim of polar bear some time ago) that was my goal that day (after eating waffles). A gun can save u and the bear, warning shot. This is not about being scared of bears, this is about understanding such tail events are not that unlikely in the land of the polar bear.

Also the food store has gun cabinet where u drop of guns. Kindergarten teacher told me carried gun inside town to when escorting children around.

my plan was originally only to get hold of and bring a big bear pepper spray, as very effective (at least against other types of bear), but not legal there (at least not then). I do not understand the policy against pepper sprays. Even to have one in your bed when camping in tent or under open sky could be good, worst case you spray yourself when asleep and wake up.
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Re: norway

August 29th, 2020, 12:15 pm

"Kootte kom opp til Longyearbyen i slutten av juli. Han skulle egentlig ha reist opp i mars for å sette opp det elektriske gjerdet som skulle tjene til isbjørnbeskyttelse. Men på grunn av korona ble det utsatt."

"
"Kootte came up to Longyearbyen at the end of July. He should have actually traveled up in March to set up the electric fence that would serve for polar bear protection. But because of the corona, it was postponed."
 
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Re: norway

August 29th, 2020, 10:29 pm

And not anyone had second thoughts about camping on a site when they were about to install an electric fence against polar bears...
Human stupidity cost another beautiful animal's life and possibly some other humans' tragedy.
 
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Re: norway

August 30th, 2020, 10:18 am

And not anyone had second thoughts about camping on a site when they were about to install an electric fence against polar bears...
Human stupidity cost another beautiful animal's life and possibly some other humans' tragedy.
Those krazeee^2 Dutch.. again.

And they had and go to shoot the bear.
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Re: norway

September 1st, 2020, 9:45 pm

Nå har jeg insett at bjørn er en bjørn!
 
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Re: norway

September 1st, 2020, 10:08 pm

Jeg kan ikke lett argumentere mot det! Det ville jo ikke være veldig bjørnlig av meg.
 
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Re: norway

September 3rd, 2020, 12:25 am

 
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Re: norway

September 3rd, 2020, 12:40 am

Oddly, “bear hugs” do not readily translate into Norwegian.

Men jeg kan gjøre deg en bjørnetjeneste!

The farmers party is showing a lot of righteous indignation at the idea that “fanatic meat haters” may get the same sort of government support that is given (for inexplicable reasons) to churches.
 
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Re: norway

September 3rd, 2020, 1:59 am

niedźwiedzia przysługa (Pol) or ведмежа послуга (Ukr) :-)

No bjørneklemmer in Norsk? Even Spaniards have abrazos de oso! I will have to enrich this language. The most effective way is by introducing the culture of bear hugs.
 
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Re: norway

September 26th, 2020, 4:00 pm

i can go to parts of Sweden, parts where there is no people, and to Finland and Latvia, Lichtenstein and Greenland without being quanrateened (one return)...  where should I go? 
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or get a submarine and go to any harbor one wants, unnoticed!
 
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Re: norway

September 26th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Stay at home and write a book.
Personally, I would choose France

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi0aKM9rvc
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Re: norway

September 26th, 2020, 6:49 pm

Stay at home and write a book.
Personally, I would choose France

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi0aKM9rvc
A book about travel to France, then everything could happen! 
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