Friday, September 4, 2009

I really need to snyrt

For those of you uninitiated to some of the charms of Iceland, you may be interested that the first exposure you may have to the Icelandic language is in the airport. And everyone knows what is the first thing you need to discover when leaving an airplane after a long flight. Yes, you desperately need to find the Snyrtingar. Now is that a cool name, or what? No longer will you need to ask for the bathroom, the loo, the WC, the crapper. No, you can show your cosmopolitan sophistication and ask for directions to the Snyrtingar. Once you know this word and the proper pronunciation for the Icelandic beer, Gull (pronounced Gook), you will have probably 50% of your activities covered.

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