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Official Finnish Christmas calendar: Day 2

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To avoid cluttering the Discussion stream, I'll post future calendar updates a couple at a time.

The official, governmental FINemoji of the day is

headbanger:

The feeling of banging your head.

In Finland, heavy metal is mainstream. There are more heavy metal bands in Finland per capita than anywhere else.

(The first day's post can be found here).

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/widle
widle
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What is the Finnish word for headbanger?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Hmm... I'm no expert in this field. The action is called moshaus (of the same origin as the English mosh pit), but I'm not sure what the person doing it is called.

I trust that there are some "heavier" Finns on here who can enlighten us. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl
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Have you tried asking https://www.duolingo.com/FinnishMetalhead ?

Perhaps hän will know. :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich
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I love to learn more about Finnish culture! Thanks, annika!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I love how the lower map on this page shows how the dark wind of metal blows westwards: http://www.gislounge.com/map-of-heavy-metal-bands-by-country-per-capita/

2 years ago

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Oh gosh, someone really has looked at these statistics! I replied before to a comment that disappeared that I wonder where the government has dug out these kinds of figures from...

Edit: Gotta love how that article starts: "Where are heavy metal bands the most dense when compared against a country’s total population?". Dense can have different meanings... :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Considering your PISA results, you might end up at the other end of the scale if they were using the other definition of the word. :D

2 years ago