by Frode Øverli
— Hey, baby! What’s for din-din?
— I have no idea! I’m sick and tired of coming up with something every day!
— Today it’s your turn, tubby! Surprise me!
— More popcorn, anyone?
— Keep it comin’, daddy! Man, what a surprise!
— I’ll grant you that!
by Nils Axle Kanten
— Gothic girls on You Tube, what’s up?
— We’re discussing who the best Nightwash singer is. Tarja Turunen has classic quality.
— Classic quality, yes, but Anette is better, though!
— How can you tell when the volume is off?
— Tarja is best! Drool…
— One thing at a time, Hjalmar!
— Anette Olzoni!
— Tarja Turunen!
Han Ola og han Per
by Peter J. Rosendahl, with new translations by John Erik Stacy
— Oh, will you come here Per? I’ve gotten a poplar tree hung up.
— I don’t know how I will get it down.
— Goodness, so little you know.
— Watch close, how I do it, now, so you’ll know how the next time.
— I’m watching everything I can.
— Hey there, we got it down!
This article originally appeared in the November 1, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.