Well, you noticing the quality of my English is proof that your own is very good!
That's what I was hopin you'd say
Well I'm an anglo-american-phile too (news guys?), and in general I'm interested in languages and linguistics.
I learn languages by reading great literature in the original languages and spending lots of time looking up words (i.a. Dictionary.com and WordReference.com). Highly recommended !
I was having a laugh at how I was thrown off completely somewhere around the word "gervais's", which isn't a word, of course, but a name. Not having heard about the fellow, I didn't recognise it as a name since it wasn't a capital G at the front.
OK, that surprises me. He's now well-known even in Denmark. His series Office and Extras are really great, particularly for anglophiles.
Far be it from me to make more fun of other than of myself. Self-irony... -that's the dog's bollocks!!!
I appreciate self-irony very much. I think I have lots of it myself. People like Hitler and Saddam lacked it entirely, and they sure were f*d up, and f*d up the world.
And I think I've read a book in Norwegian probably twice the last fifteen years, whereas I've devoured probably two undred in English in the same period. It's probably sad, really...
Hey Deenie, dont worry about that. I didnt read much Danish literature the first fifty years, except for the obligatory school stuff and some Johannes V. Jensen, but now I'm enjoying very much reading Peter Høeg, Johannes Møllehave, and some other Danish authors.
There'l come a day when you'l start appreciating your roots more. I dont know of any authors from the North Pole, but I know of some excellent ones who grew up in Oslo