I'm a fourth generation Norwegian-American, and my god, my family is still like this. My father's German family thinks we're all nuts.
Ah, Lake Wobegon, with the statue of the Unknown Norwegian? (Presumably unknown because that's the way he likes it?)
Seems quite similar to New Zealand culture. We call it "tall poppy syndrome" here, as in, if you get too high and mighty, you'll get blown over.
There are often lots of Scandinavian volunteers who come to work in kibbutzim in Israel (although not everywhere as much as they used to). They’re often remembered fondly, especially the girls by the local boys, and this law makes me joke that the Scandinavians were inside them the whole time~
You cannot take seriously every crazy sentence you see in Duolingo. BTW, the Norwegian course is the best!
I'd like to see them spend a week Livin' life out on the street I don't think they would survive If they could spend a day or two Walking in someone else's shoes I think they'd stumble and they'd fall They would fall