Thursday, August 27, 2009

The English and Swedish languages

It appears I have added a new word to both English and Swedish. For a long time, if you looked up "Virtanenesque" in Google, there was just one response: this blog. When I demonstrated this mildly interesting fact recently, I found that now the word now appears in three sites - one of them Swedish. Actually the probable truth is that three people (one of them a Swede) have independently decided that when turning a Finnish surname into an adjective, the appropriate suffix is Spanish.


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