Tagged: M. Michael Brady

To snub, Norse style

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The verb to snub means to rebuke or reprove in a cutting or sharp way; the noun snub derived from the verb means the act of...

A question of wording

Aftenposten apologized for use of expression evoking Holocaust M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Feb. 13, Aftenposten ran an editorial feature in its print and online editions on the distinction between antisemitism and critique...

freckle

Finding “freckles”

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word freckle is a descriptive term for a small, brownish spot on the skin caused by a deposition of pigment. It’s among the oldest recorded...

Obesity in Norway

Norwegians gain, but less than Americans M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Obesity is an increasing threat to health round the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975....

Microbe hunting in icy Norway

Promising anticancer agent found in cave M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Ever since the first one, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Scottish physician and scientist Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have become one of the...

word mistake

Mistake’s Norse origin

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word mistake is a verb and a noun, both of which descend from the Old Norse verb mistaka, meaning “to take by mistake.” It may...

new word in Norwegian

Words of the year

The top 10 Norwegian words added in 2018 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year, Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of...

The Critical Phase

The critical phase

Book review M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In 2016, sociologist Arnfinn Midtbøen was invited to give a lecture on the history of research on employment immigration to Norway. He agreed. As a young researcher...

Old Norse tidings, glad or otherwise

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word tidings, a plural noun sometimes used with a singular verb, describes the conveyance of news or information. It’s derived from the Old Norse tíðendi,...