Common English Words of Old Norse Origin

Eurasian Oystercatcher eggs, photographed in Northern Norway. (Photo: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen) Did you know that “cake”, “egg”, “fellow”, “gun”, “happy”, “husband” and many other words used in the English vocabulary is of Old Norse origin? The reason is the Viking… Read More ›

Funny Norwegian Surnames

“Navnet skjemmer ingen” (English: One’s name is no disgrace) is a common Norwegian saying. Nevertheless, there are some Norwegian surnames we can only speculate on its origin, and who “invented” the name. Here is a list of funny Norwegian surnames:… Read More ›