xxaaaxx wrote:I need to learn more word origins, I spent almost that entire category thinking "THAT'S Scandinavian?!" Not for smorgasbord, obviously.
I went absolutely berserk when the Scandinavian word I'd predicted would be in one of the clues didn't turn up.
jeff6286 wrote:This country must have been a bunch of hardasses back in 1912. It's hard to believe that anyone, even a 3rd party candidate, could get shot in the chest, give a 90-minute speech anyway, and still only win 6 states.
So, how may electoral votes ought to be awarded for being shot in the chest?
CyrusChan wrote:Would Moose have been al[l ] right?
No; neither would any conceivable reference to Bullwinkle.
dhkendall wrote:Here is where being too nerdy cost me a correct response - for some reason, I always associate the Norwegian UN Secretary General with the phrase "Dag Hammarskjold's Jeep". Not quite sure where that came from, but I've been associating it with that phrase since my early teens if I remember right. Probably a line (or maybe even a title) in some obscure work - Google search comes up blank. I also know that Hammarskjold tragically died in a crash. Conflating the two means that for the longest time, I thought he died in a Jeep crash not a plane crash. Gotta get the phrase out of my head (at least until I actually figure out what it means), as it's messing with my recollection of the facts!
Hammarskjold was Swedish; Hammarskjold's predecessor as U.N. Secretary General (1946-1952), Trygve Lie, was Norwegian.