Why is "we don't live..." not acceptable??
Why is "but rather" not accepted as a translation for "vaan"? Reported.
I'm wondering: Does it really bother the average finnish person to be subsumed under Scandinavia?
It's one of our pet peeves. We love complaining about it, but we're secretly happy because the general misconception means that we get to explain everyone how we're not Scandinavians. ;)
And isn't Finland in Scandinavia?
Strictly speaking, only Sweden and Norway are in Scandinavia. If you add Finland, "Nordic countries" would be a more correct way to label these countries.
What about Denmark?
Traditionally Denmark is included in Scandinavia alongside Sweden and Norway. Add Finland and Iceland, and you get the Nordic countries. :)