Frazz by Jef Mallett for September 14, 2022

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    RAGs  9 months ago

    I believe that “Viking” (possibly pronounced “Veeking”) is more of a job description than a nationality.

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    momofalex7  9 months ago

    If Mrs. Olsen is (or was) married, then it is her husband that is Scandinavian. Of course, her maiden name could also be Scandinavian.

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    Erse IS better  9 months ago

    Viking was a job description, not a particular tribe or the like.

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    Doug K  9 months ago

    “By ‘you’, I was (of course) referring to both of you – as in ‘How did both of you and your ancestors turn out so nice?’.”

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    sandpiper  9 months ago

    Olsen heard and will remember and Caulfield will be reminded later on.

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    Yakety Sax  9 months ago

    He was warned………………….

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    Kroykali  9 months ago

    Oh oh, and with all of the schook year still ahead of him…

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    cervelo  9 months ago

    In Iceland, if you are given the name Jon and are the son of Magnus you are Jon Magnusson. If you are Helga the daughter of Magnus you are Helga Magnussdottir. I learned that watching curling a few years ago…

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    SofaKing  9 months ago

    I thought Frazier was Scottish, like Jamie on Outlander

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  9 months ago

    We are speaking of the Norse, Viking is a tribe.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 9 months ago

    The “-sen” ending is Danish, which reminds me of a story I heard years ago about the Copenhagen phone book (back when such things existed) being organized by occupation, because 90% of its subscribers shared about a dozen surnames, and nobody wanted to try to figure out which of the hundreds of Ole Olsens or Jens Jensens was the one they really wanted to call.

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    Bilan  9 months ago

    Did Caulfield imply that Mrs Olsen is nice? Are pigs flying?

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    edeloriea14  9 months ago

    I happen to be Swedish, British, and German American. (With a bit of a Norse background.)

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    prrdh  9 months ago

    It was coffee. Why bother rowing, rowing, rowing, and having to lug all that loot around and overpower all those women, when you can sit by the fire and have a nice cup coffee, maybe a nice piece herring. Note that coffee, while a stimulant for most people, has a sedative affect on Scandinavians. See, for example, the scene with Mimir in Poul Anderson’s Operation Luna.

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