Norwegian Language

Don Markstein lists at
Tue Feb 26 19:05:03 CET 2002

>I agree totally with Don that it is a shame that we don't use the 
>dialects to create more interesting dialogs in comics, books and 
films! But
>as is already pointed out, many norwegians are _extremely_ touchy about
>this! Resulting in norwegian bokmål ("Standard norwegian") beeing 
used in
>almost anything public, especially if aimed towards children. One 
reason for
>this is that the dialects are so regional. So no matter what you 
use as a
>dialect for a villain, you will automatically have insulted one 
region of
>the country!

We don't have that problem in America. It's always okay to insult 
people from the Southeast.

Quack, Don
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