Syntes du det har vært kaldt? Ta det som en ekte nordmann!

[Dette kom seilende inn pr e-post. Jeg vet ikke hvem opphavsmannen er. Men det er verdt å spre videre.]

Syntes du det har vært kaldt? = Do you think it is cold where you live
Ta det som en ekte nordmann! = act like a Norwegian

Slik ser engelskmenn på oss. = This is the way the English people look at us Norwegians

Temperatures:

+15°C / 59°F
This is as warm as it gets in Norway, so we’ll start here.
People in Spain wear winter-coats and gloves.
The Norwegians are out in the sun, getting a tan.

+10°C / 50°F
The French are trying in vain to start their central heating.
The Norwegians plant flowers in their gardens.

+5°C / 41°F
Italian cars won’t start.
The Norwegians are cruising in cabriolets.

0°C / 32°F
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Oslo Fjord gets a little thicker.

-5°C / 23°F
People in California almost freeze to death.
The Norwegians have their final barbecue before winter.

-10°C / 14°F
The Brits start the heat in their houses.
The Norwegians start using long sleeves.

-20°C / -4°F
The Aussies flee from Mallorca.
The Norwegians end their Midsummer celebrations.Autumn is here.

-30°C / -22°F
People in Greece die from the cold and disappear from the face of the earth.
The Norwegians start drying their laundry indoors.

-40°C / -40°F
Paris start cracking in the cold.
The Norwegians stand in line at the hotdog stands.

-50°C / -58°F >
Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole.
The Norwegian army postpones their winter survival training awaiting real winter weather.

-70°C / -94°F
The false Santa moves south.
The Norwegian army goes out on winter survival training.

-183°C / -297.4°F
Microbes in food don’t survive.
The Norwegian cows complain that the farmers’ hands are cold.

-273°C / -459.4°F
ALL atom-based movent halts.
The Norwegians start saying “Faen, it’s cold outside today.”

-300°C / -508°F
Hell freezes over,
Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest.

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