What a terrific idea - Sweden could use all that oil money, and Norway could use a helping hand at Eurovision!
It was a reality for the years 1814-1905! However, Norwegians weren't all too happy about the Swedish-dominated union and in 1905 they managed to break off and gain independence for the first time since the forming of the Kalmar Union in 1397.
So the biggest problem must have been that there were no oil or Eurovision contests in the 1800s .... :-)
Sweden is great in Eurovision but Norway is not bad. 2013= 3rd place 2014= 8th place 2015= 8th place
They ended up last the most of all of the countries that participated (+ last in the finals of 2012), but recently they are doing pretty well.
I'm more than certain that Norwegians are not into this stuff and won't be for a long time... (at least until their oil wells dry up) :P
No, the rule is that you use "an" if the next word starts with a vowel sound - not just a vowel. That's why it's "an hour" and "a union", for instance.
No, the rule is that you use "an" prior to a vowel sound. But occasionally, vowels start with consonant sounds and consonants start with vowel sounds. That's why you get things like "an hour" - or "a union".
Lesson of the day (although I see it's already 3 months ago that you replied XD)!