mánudagur, febrúar 28, 2005

we all scream for iceland

The Icelandic name for the nation is "Ísland" (pronounced EES-land).

Now you might think, as I did, that this translates simply to Ice-land. But it doesn't, at least not taking into account modern usage. The word for the stuff you buy in a bag at the 10-11* is "klaki", with the word "ís" now being used to mean "ice cream". So turns out I've been living in Ice-Cream-Land all this time, and nobody even told me. Next stop: Candy Land.

*Iceland's answer to 7-11.


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