Monday, May 16, 2011


This is the front page of a Swedish paper Expressen and you can see the site here. The amazing thing about this paper is the headline is the ur-Finnish word PERKELE!

Perkele is the ultimate Finnish swear word. The word has roots in Finnish mythology hearkening back to the pre-Christian Finland.

To say the word properly, you have to be able to roll your Rs. Here are some examples: first from the Duudsonit...

And from Vares...

Remember, practice makes perfect.

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