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Re: Norwegians "singing Danes"?

I learned the expression for Niels Laughersen, an Danish engineer married to
a Norwegian lass named Liv.  Kenneth Lungren of BNE Swede Bank told me in
1991 that the reason he called the people 'singing Danes' was the cadence of
their speech.  Niels was from Albourg and Kenneth from Malo.  Since the two
towns are close together perhaps it is a local expression.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Iain" <iain.laird@totalise.co.uk>
To: <sinclair@quarterman.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:57 PM
Subject: Norwegians "singing Danes"?

> None of my Norwegian friends have ever heard of themselves described as
> "singing Danes".  It is not a term used in the vicinity of Norway or
> Norwegians. Where have you heard this?
> One of my Norwegian friends, not singing, has noted:

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