Tuesday, 7 February 2012

What exactly is a 'smuglytte'?

The address of this blog is Smuglytte. Smuglytte is one of Moomin's Norsk friends. She is pretty and fluffy and scared of trolls. Here is a picture I drew:

Hei! Jeg heter Smuglytte. Hyggelig å hilse på deg!

I completely made that up. Actually 'smuglytte' is Norwegian for 'eavesdrop'. The literal translation appears to be 'secret listen'. (Or it should be. I may have picked the wrong word out the dictionary, but let's hope not). I try and learn Norwegian every five years or so, but never get terribly far due to a strange lack of conversational Scandinavian classes in Hampshire. I will try and post words I like in here though, so everyone can benefit from my newly-acquired wisdom.

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