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February 5th, 2011 (12:04 am)
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How Finnish are you?

[x] Both of your parents are Finns
[x ] You were born in Finland
[x] Your last name ends with -nen or -la/-lä.
[x] You know at least five people whose names are Matti/Pekka/Juhani/Liisa/Susanna/Elina.
[ ] Your name is Matti/Pekka/Juhani/Liisa/Susanna/Elina.
[ ] You're an alcoholic
[x] You've been depressed/you're depressed or you know at least five people who have been/are depressed
[x ] It's a big media thing when some foreign B-class celebrity mentions your country
[x ] To you, "tan" means that someone stands out from the snow blanket
[x ] You are extremely interested in what foreign people think about your country

Score: 8

[ ] You like pea soup and you know on which day of the week it should be eaten and what dessert should be eaten with it
[x] You love chocolate and/or salty liquorice
[x] You love rye bread
[x] You have bought fries and sausage from a junk food kiosk.
[ ] You've fought in the junk food kiosk line
[ ] You drink more than just one cup of coffee in a day
[x ] You eat potatoes almost every day
[x] On Independence Day, you should light up two candles and watch how the President shakes hands with celebrities and others for two hours
[x] You still recall the ice hockey world championships year 1995
[ ] You still recall how "ajaa hiljaa sillalla", said by Aino Ackté, was chosen as the most beautiful sentence in the universal expo in Paris in the year 1900

Score so far: 14

[x] You do Nordic walking
[x ] You listen to heavier music
[ ] You watch formula 1 and/or ski jumping
[x ] You gather berries and/or mushrooms
[x ] You or your family have got a summer cottage
[x ] You celebrate midsummer/juhannus
[x] You regularly go to sauna
[ ] Hugging is something that lovers do
[x ] You speak English to a foreign person even though you know he doesn't understand Finnish. On the other hand, you speak Finnish to the foreign when you know that he doesn't understand*
[ ] Most of the songs that are not in a minor key are bad

Score so far: 21

[ ] You have something made by Marimekko
[ ] You own a product with the Unikko print on it
[x] You have Iittala's/Arabia's/Hackman's dishes or other kitchen tools
[x ] You read Donald Duck
[x] You love Moomins
[x] When speaking about the President, it's 'it' and when speaking of a pet, it's 'she/he'
[ ] You think that lakes are not exotic
[ ] You know that in the morning, no one's supposed to speak
[x ] You wait for the green light even though there aren't any cars in the street
[x] You think it's completely normal that when on a walk, you don't meet any living person

Score so far: 27

[x] It's too cold inside if it's not at least 20'C
[x] It's hot outside when it's 20'C
[x] Less than 65'C in sauna is cold
[x] You can be outside without wearing a hat
[ ] You know at least five different words for "snow"
[x] If a stranger smiles at you, you suppose that he's drunk or a foreigner
[x] To you "European" means someone who's from Western Europe, but not someone who's Nordic
[x] Silent moments between conversations are something normal and do not bother your at all
[x ] You apologize when you're late for even one minute
[x] You understand that 'm' means 'yes', 'nngg' means 'no' and 'mnt' means 'good morning'

Total 36/50

WELCOME TO FINLAND!