by Fredrik Skavlan, with translations by Andy Meyer
— Oh, and by the way, if you are going to call me at home in the evening, it would be best if you tell my wife that you’re my mistress. She gets really mad when I get work calls outside of working hours.
Han Ola og han Per
with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Will you let me know, Lars, when Per has oiled the windmill?
— Have you started to oil yet, Per?
— I am soon finished, Lars.
— Dear me, please be careful, Per.
— What do you take me for?
— Hey, Ola! Now he is finished.
This article originally appeared in the Feb. 26, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.