—But… This is… This is… Desecration!
—Isn’t anything sacred anymore?!
—Back in black!
—Whistle! Floot! Toot!
—Found it at the gas station! Thought he’d be pleased with an AC/DC collection!
—Not performed on pan flute!
—What’s going on? Is Kjell doing yoga?
—No, I asked if he wanted to start …
Hjalmar, with translations by Andy Meyer
—I’m going to fake an asthma attack. Play along!
Han Ola og han Per, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
—That is a poor deal – both tires are empty. I have to phone the garage for help.
—Yes but they are shamefully expensive.
—But what should we do then Per?
—Wait a bit and I will show you what we shall do.
—Can you hold it up then?
—Oh yes then. This is no trick at all.
—Is it tough Per?
—No, you drive full speed ahead.
This article originally appeared in the April 3, 2020, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.