Xenophobe's Guide to the Icelanders

Ebook Details


Richard Sale

Year 2009
Pages 92
Publisher Oval Books
Language en
ISBN 9781906042363
File Size 501.94 KB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 107
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"Not only has an Icelander held the title of World's Strongest Man, but there have been several Icelandic Miss Worlds. There have also been a surprising number of Icelandic chess grandmasters, and Iceland has more writers and artists per capita than any other country on earth. These facts reinforce the Icelanders' belief that they are a nation of strong, beautiful and intelligent people.""The essence of Icelandic conversation is the insult. Icelanders are born with a talent for it and use it with ease from an early age. Because of their farming and fishing ancestry the most telling jibes involve sheep and fish. It is a very serious matter to refer to someone as a sheep or a codhead."