Monday, 14 March 2011

Sick Cucumbers

This weekend, I learnt a couple of things about Finnish illnesses, which made me smile.

Firstly, I established that I definitely don't want to get bronchitis in Finland, not just because it’s clearly an unpleasant illness, but also because I could never pronounce the word “keuhkoputkentulehdus” (lung tube inflammation).

Secondly, I was amused to discover that if a Finn has a sore throat, they say “kurkku kipeänä”, which also means their cucumber is sick.

Who thought illnesses could be so entertaining?

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