Tagged: M. Michael Brady

King Harald standing with members of the military in front of the planes.

First F-35s arrive

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Friday, November 3, three F-35 stealth fighter aircraft procured by the Royal Norwegian Air Force from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Fort Worth landed in Norway at the Ørland...

Indieforfatter

A transplant from English into Norwegian M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Indieforfatter is a Norwegian neologism, most likely the newest one in the literature sector. It is a two-word compound of a loanword and...

Man brewing sake.

Nøgne Ø brews an unlikely beverage

A Norwegian beer company is bringing the Japanese rice wine to Norway—and the US M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Sake, the Japanese rice wine, has been brewed for more than 12 centuries, almost exclusively...

Cars on stamps

Postage honors Norwegian vehicles M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Saturday, October 7, Norway Post released postage stamps honoring four Norwegian designed and made cars: • The Mustad “giant,” a six-wheel car first built...

Man answering call in phone booth.

Unclear idioms: Telefon fra Hamar

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In Norway, the phrase Telefon fra Hamar literally designates a telephone call received from Hamar, a city in Hedmark County on the eastern shore of Mjøsa, the country’s largest...

Cover of "Fra Fenrik til Fører"

Norwegian reads

Fra Fenrik til Fører, Norsk krigshelt ved Østfronten shows a rare side of WWII M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Napoleon reportedly once remarked, “What is history, but a fable agreed upon?”* In the context...

François Grosjean.

Of two minds

Improving understanding of bilingualism M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Around the world, English now is the lingua franca, the default language of spoken and written communication among native speakers of other languages. So bilingualism...

The Small coat-of-arms

Small & Små: Little words with big histories

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The English word small and the Norwegian equivalent word små both come from the Old Norse smár. Today they are much used, in many denotations. In Norwegian, Kunnskapforlaget’s Norsk...