this forum is teeming with Danes. What do we know about them?
uk wise, we generally get along best with notherners
I knew you'd be along presently to set us all straight, and you didn't disappoint.Terrible place. Hans Christian Andersen was their best writer - and he used to dress up as a goose and then masturbate in front of call girls. Disgusting! A very expensive place to live: a beer's like £9, if I remember right, and tastes like drain cleaner.
They have some weird social code where you can't say "I caught this massive fish, it was the biggest pike in Skagen!" because it's seen as showing off. The best thing I will say about the Danes is they're not as two-faced and pedantic as the Norwegians, as soppy as the Swedes or as loony as the Finns.
Obv, I'm a bit biased due to the whole Celts vs Vikings thing. Actually, I'm just arsing around: Skagen is nice. I had a local beer there before Xmas once and it tasted like Xmas pudding.
And yet Carlsberg is allegedly "the best later in the world". Very inconsistent if you ask me.To be ’un-Danish’ (an actual word in the Danish vocabulary) is used when ideas or behaviour are not quite good. You can’t really do anything about this character trait but knowing about it might lead you to simply smile as they bluntly promote everything Danish as the best thing in the world. However, be aware that though Danes like to talk about the superiority of seemingly endless amount if Danish wonders, they hold a deep dislike for bragging in general. There is a codex (’Janteloven’) that makes all forms of bragging or self-promotion distasteful to the Danes. So, though they might be smug about anything Danish, but they will not brag about personal achievements. And they do not appreciate others’ self-promotion either.
I remember thinking it was funny that Saudi Arabia was going to boycott exports from a country known mainly for producing bacon and lager.i got asked to write a poem about denmark once and its one of the only times i got writers block as i realised i knew nothing about it, not even crude stereotypes and cliches.