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


+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.