by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer
“I love you”
— I’m gonna bet that you say this to every woman.
Han Ola og han Per
with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Can you come help me fix the Ford today, Per?
— Yeah, sure.
— What is it you’re going to do with it then?
— I have to fix something under the engine.
— I don’t understand your system.
— You see, I am going to cut the rope, so the oak springs up and lifts the front.
This article originally appeared in the Feb. 12, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.