In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- While born a Dane, once Olav ascended the throne after the death of his own father, Haakon, he came to represent modern Norway as a father figure.
- The Danes hold the presidency of the EU and Denmark is one of its largest fishing nations.
- Finns, Danes and Americans enjoy the greatest freedom to travel, with 130 nations welcoming them without a visa.
- Estonia was ruled by Poles, Danes, Germans, Swedes, and Russians after the thirteenth century.
- We should be thankful to the French and the Danes for applying the brakes to the adoption of the European Constitution.
- Language is not a barrier either, as most Swedes and Danes speak very good English.
- The Danes and the Swedes are picking up the bills for their royals while they are here.
- Everybody knows the Irish and the Danes always say no to everything, and now that a few others have done the same, all hell breaks loose.
- The poorest understanding is between Danes and Swedes and the best between Norwegians and Swedes.
- It is a hospitable place - the polite consideration characteristic of the Danes makes it a lovely place in which to be a guest.
- A number of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country suggested that we swap the British Royal Family for the Danes.
- In the days gone by, the Norwegian royals reconciled with the Danes and elected a Danish prince to be the Norwegian ruler.
- Beer-drinking is a national pastime but Danes are ever the ones for mild moderation.
- There are other similarities with Ireland as well: the Danes, like the Irish, I have found to be supremely welcoming.
- The Anglo-French-Scandinavian branch of the Sichel family is descended from a Dane who married a Sichel of Mainz, worked for the firm, and took his wife's name.
- So the Euro came about, and the Danes and the British, who refused to join, were told that outside the Eurozone lay disaster.
- As a nation, the Danes are said to be shy and suffer from an inferiority complex.
- Almost all Danes are of Nordic stock, and most are members of the Lutheran church.
- Design is a Danish strength, and sensibly, the Danes want to exploit the fact.
- In more recent times, the Danes, driven by Scandinavian-style liberalism, sought to modernise their colonies.
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