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Independence Day Quiz


It's Independence Day of Finland again and as before I'm giving you a quick quiz.

Except this time you've got to guess what certain slang terms from various subjects important to Finns mean.


1. to speak Norwegian
2. (to hit) upper granny
3. The Lions
4. to take (someone) behind sauna
5. to take (someone) out to coffee
6. to ice-fish
7. "ruusperi"
8. to go yo-yo
9. The Great Owls
10. Oviedo's missile & Kerpen's schoolmaster


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I have no idea.
1. Probably talking nonsense.
8. Probably to go ballistic

That's all I can guess.
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Wrong on both. Actually those two are the least used of these.
Think more pessimistic. Lots of sports terms here too.

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Then I can't figure any of them out. I don't know about sports, I'm not interested in sport, I don't see the point to sport, so I don't learn anything about sport except what i pick up from sitting in the same room as a man who watches TV sport all weekend.
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The Lions are us (me)(Brits) i think (3 Lions)


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No, but it's "Lions" for same reason: a lion in our coat of arms.

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1, 4, 6 and 8 aren't from sports.

7: "ruusperi" is Finnish twist of Swedish pronounciation of Rosberg, originally from our 1982 F1 champion Keke and nowdays his son Nico; word for someone speeding or generally driving fast

10: Oviedo's missile & Kerpen's schoolmaster are Alonso and Schumi; for some reason we almost only have nicknames for non-Finnish drivers


Any more guessing on the rest?

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1. to speak Norwegian

To throw up; that's what it sounds like. Though maybe Icelandic would be the most accurate choice.

2. (to hit) upper granny

Score in upper corner; originally hockey term, now also in footy. Further version: upper granny sings.

3. The Lions

Our natinal hockey team; as I said before from our coat of arms.

4. to take (someone) behind sauna

To kill/slaughter; mostly figuratively, most commonly in "someone should be..."
Behind sauna was the traditional place to slaughter animals: near but out of sight and handy to go wash yourselves after.

5. to take (someone) out to coffee

Trick defence and/or goalie (completely); in any suitable sport.

6. to ice-fish

Being about to pass out or fall asleep, particularly due drinking. From the position (sitting, leaning forward) and nodding of head which sort of resembles the fishing hand motions.

8. to go yo-yo

To hang yourself. We are after all the top suicide nation of western world.

9. The Great Owls

National footy team. Comes from few years back when one bird came to sit upon goal during team practice.
(There are increasingly many "city owls" in Helsinki in recent years.)
Also "Hyypiä" is an old name for Great Owl (Sami Hyypiä? Anyone remember? Played in Liverpool.)


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December 6th is the independence day of Finland and like in some previous years, I've come up with something little for that.
Time for another independence day quiz; this time about Finnish names.


In Japan Tomi (that's my name if someone didn't know) is a female name. This got me thinking, do some names have a universal "sound" so that similar names might be associated to one or other sex in cultures which are in no way connected? Unlikely idea, and impossible to test here as we are very much connected, but let us have a quick game inspired by that thought.

I'm putting here a list of usual Finnish first names and I'd like you to guess are they male or female. Just copy the list and mark each M/F.
Some may be obvious, some may be trick questions (in this context) and hopefully at least of few you'll have no clue of and have to guess by hunch.


Aapeli
Eino
Titta
Aku
Veikko
Sakari
Ilmari
Paavo
Toni
Kalle
Irja
Riitta
Elina
Kai
Heli
Keijo
Tuija
Alpo
Kauko
Ari
Jari
Kari
Mari
Reijo
Risto
Pentti
Antti
Usko
Toivo
Minna
Markku
Marko
Marjo
Marja
Marjatta
Kerttu
Sauli
Yrjö
Anssi
Lassi
Assi
Vuokko
Outi
Tuula
Pasi
Ritva
Suvi
Roope
Orvokki
Esko
Urho
Tapio
Aatu
Uuno
Jorma
Pekka
Ulla
Ossi
Riikka
Tiina
Jaakko
Helena
Kimmo
Mauno
Sirpa
Kalevi
Pirkko
Hilja
Sirkka
Mikko
Raimo
Martti
Aarne
Eino
Katri
Oskari
Kyllikki
Seija
Jouko
Aapo
Hannu
Urpo
Tauno
Ilkka
Tuula
Maija
Maila
Maisa
Riku
Kalervo
Virpi
Taina
Anneli
Jaana
Pirjo
Raimo
Outi
Matti
Teppo
Uolevi

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I'll take a look at it when I have time Tomi.
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