Tagged: M. Michael Brady

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,...

1000 ords historie

Book tells the history of a thousand words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway 1000 ords historie (The histories of 1,000 words) might classify as an etymology, because it is an account of the origins...

Blaafarveværket

A decades-long restoration turned the world’s largest cobalt mine into an award-winning museum and cultural center M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Blaafarveværket (Blue Color Works) is a Norwegian mining and industrial company at Åmot...