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A nation of troll lovers

That is what we would appear to be, or at least those of us who holiday in Norway, judging from some wholly unscientific research carried out in a souvenir shop by Norwegian daily Aftenposten:

"Souvenir shop managers that Aftenposten spoke to, said however that tourist from different countries generally buy different souvenirs. The Norwegian jumper is especially popular with Americans, Germans generally prefer a bumper sticker for their car, Britons have a predilection for trolls, while the Spaniards and Italians love the Vikings, said shop manager Tor Fredrik Frøberg".

I think it is to Mr Frøberg's credit that he can tell said nationalities apart. I can't help but think that the Norwegians are possibly missing out the profits from some other choice merchandise - the "My uncle Sven went to Bergen and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt" T-Shirt, a 'Hammer of the Gods' for Led Zeppelin fans and perhaps a series of items commemorating Norway's frequent outbreaks of good sense in shunning EU membership.

Readers sharing my advanced age may have fond memories of O and A Level geography lessons in which one could gain the impression that the entire Norwegian workforce worked fjord-side farms, or maybe that was just me.

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Blogger Lord Trafalgar Rock Pigeon said... 10:43 am

They DO work fjord-side farms, patrolled by trolls. i have this on impeccable authority - David Icke.  



Anonymous nomad said... 3:25 pm

Curses!! Sussed!! I confess I bought a nice pottery relief troll family fridge magnet on my last visit to Oslo to add to my collection. In truth there was not much else to spend my funds on and the hairy Vikings did nothing for me..

Walks off into distance humming:... I'm a troll-rol-de-rol, I'm a troll-roho-de rol, I'm a troll rol-de-rol, and I'll eat you for supper...  



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