Tagged: M. Michael Brady

Folk, a much-used word

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Folk is a much-used word. It appears in all the Germanic languages, though occasionally respelled, as Volk in German. The definition of folk in the electronic version of the...

Norway’s gender gap

Though more equal than most countries, pay for Norway’s women has room for improvement M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norway ranks consistently high in international comparisons of equality between women and men. In education,...

Seven snapshots of Syttende Mai

A brief pictorial history of Grunnlovsdagen, compiled by M. Michael Brady The celebration of Syttende Mai as we know it today started unpretentiously after the Constitution was signed at Eidsvoll on May 17, 1814....

Nygaard wins world’s longest ski race

Norwegian cross-country ski racer takes gold in the ultra-marathon of skiing M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Saturday, April 15, Andreas Nygaard, a 27-year-old Norwegian cross-country ski racer from Burford in Troms County, won...

Intro to “Kebabnorsk”

The delicious-sounding ethnolect that’s catching on quickly in multiethnic Oslo M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Kebab, from the Arabic kabāb (also the word in Persian and Urdu), also spelled cabob in English, is the...

Beaver breakthrough

Researchers team up with NRK to probe the inner life of beavers M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The beaver is a renowned wild animal. Its profile can be expressed in twos. There are two...

The nigh universal egg

The egg may be incredible and edible, but its origin as a word is still unknown M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word egg arguably may be the most widely familiar of the words...

Nordic Naturals

Joar Opheim grew his Norwegian longing into a healthy American business M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In the late 1980s, Joar Opheim, a School of Business student at Santa Clara University in California, integrated...