Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dugnad - a unique term?!

The past two weeks have been nothing but shoveling snow ...at least that's what it feels like! Whereas December hardly had any snow, January appears to break all records - heh!

A friend of mine made me aware that Norwegian - even though it's a fairly poor language when it comes to vocabulary - has a unique term that apparently no other language truly covers - the word: "Dugnad". I find it hard to believe, but I wanted to check if there's anyone that knows. The dictionary translates it with "voluntary communal work". Got any input?

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