Because Finland is one of the world’s top three hockey nations… and we kinda deserve to have our names spoken correctly.
Part one of a series on the marginalization of Finns. Back when I…
Perhaps you’re heading to Finland this year… or maybe you just want to impress your friends a little at the camp. Whatever the case, it never hurts to brush up on your Finnish, and what better way to start than with some summer vacation related phrases?
Is it the ability to speak a language? To say “Joo” and “ei”? Is it something in the DNA? Is it a shared experience? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Just what is it to be Finnish, anyway?
Finnish men are pretty special; It’s clear that they would have to be, based on their history. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at what makes them so. Here are some of Finnish men’s most common characteristics.
Sisu. It might just be the most overused word in the Finnish language. But it’s difficult to deny, when looking back at our history. I examine various aspects of so-called Sisu to see if we can determine once and for all: Is it real, & could there be a scientific basis we can explain right now?