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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Perceived Value

English is more popular in Finland than Finnish






6 comments:

  1. Now that's just sad. Why don't Finns like their own language?

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    1. I think it`s not about the language, but the guy beeing a finn vs a foreigner.

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  2. That's not the point of this strip. Finns do love their language and also appreciate when a foreigner tries to speak it! The stereotype is that we don't want to talk to each other, but when a foreigner comes to talk to us we are more than ready to communicate and be helpful. Within us Finns many regard talking from our compatriots as interference or intruding our privacy, whereas different rules apply to foreigners. (I am a Finn living in France :)

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    1. I'm sooooo jealous. You have a very interesting mother tongue.

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    2. Haha, while perhaps not a cultural norm in the United States, I have a similar standpoint. It's so much more interesting meeting people who are different.

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  3. But he looks soooo cute with that hat in the first panel!

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