Breathless in Reykjavik

Godan dagin!

So, do you remember how a few days ago we gave you a couple of peculiar Icelandic sayings and asked for your guesses? Well, you didn’t guess – at least not publicly – but we are not deterred.

The first saying was to be standing on a duck.

Well, in Icelandic the word for duck is the same word as for breath, so to be standing on a duck is to stand om your breath, which means to be breathless with surprise, or that something has taken your breath away!

And how about the raisin at the end of the hot dog?

I think we all struggled with this one here, and there were differing opinions of whether finding a raisin at the end of your hot dog would be a good or bad thing. The natives obviously deem it pleasant as the expression translates to The Best is Yet to Come!

And now you know, but we’ve still got more to do so… On with the Butter!

Takk takk
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Standing on a duck

Godan dagin!

The unique Icelanders have some curiously peculiar sayings, do you fancy Standing On A Duck?

Any ideas what that might mean?

Or, how about The raisin at the end of the hot dog?

Any guesses?

We’ll come back to you with the answers later.

Takk takk

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