reede, 29. veebruar 2008

The truth

You know
you are
from Estonia when...

1. You use the word 'normal' if something is ok.

2. When visiting friends abroad you bring along a box of
Kalev chocolate.

3. You attended a song festival at least once either
as a performer or as a spectator.

4. You know that going to the sauna is 80% about
networking and 20% about washing

5. You are nationalistic about Skype (it is actually
an Estoniancompany)

6. 'Kohuke' belongs to your menu

7. You declare your taxes on the internet like all
modern people

8. You actually believed for a while that Latvians had 6
toes per foot when you heard that as a child

9. You are convinced that Estonia is very strategically

10. You spent at least one midsummer in Saaremaa, Hiiumaa
or one of the smaller islands

11. You can quote films like "Viimne reliikvia" and "Siin
me oleme"

12. You spit three times around your left shoulder for
good luck

13. Words like "veoauto", "täieõiguslik" or
"jää-äär" sound perfectly pronouncable to you

14. You like bold statements, such as this one...

15. There can never be too much sarcasm

16. You can at times drink hot tea to hot food

17. You are disappointed that Jaan Kross never got the
Nobel prize in literature

18. It would not be suprising for English-speakers to
find your namenaughty (Peep, Tiit, Andres
[sounds like undress] or hippy (Rein, Rain)

19. You have been to Finland

20. You say 'Noh' (sounds like NO) even when you
speak English, just to confuse people

21. You know the lyrics to "Mutionu" and

22. You would never mistaken Kreisiraadio
for a radio station

23. You would agree that wife-carrying is a
real sport (at least as long as Estonians are

24. Your best friend's girlfriend is your English
teacher's daughter and they live next door to
your grandparents, who were colleagues with your
advisor, who is friends with your...

25. You think that any beverage below 20%
is non-alcoholic

26. You check the thermometer before going out

27. You look in both directions before crossing
the road, even if it's a one-way street

28. You grin very mysteriously when people ask about
your national food

29. You teach a non-Estonian speaker the word "Tänan"
before "Aitäh"

30. You put ketchup inside your pasta (french-cooked
gourmet faire la finemanger pasta) in order to
not to get the ketchup-bowl dirty

31. You cheated on your wife/husband at least ten times
but you still think you're in a good marriage.

32. When someone asks you "where is Estonia?" you
quickly reply that it's located in Northern Europe
close to Finland...

33. Your grandmother's "purse" is an old plastic bag that
has been reused several times

34. Sour cream tastes good with everything

35. A foreigner speaks to you in broken horrible
Estonian and you go on and on about how wonderful
their Estonian is compared to "the Russians'"

36. You have ever worn or seen anyone wear "karupüksid"

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