Hello. So, our Martina is from Norway and she was reading this article the other day (click here) about how the word ‘Texas’ means crazy in Norway.
She has put together a handy list of other ways you can convey the crazy/stupid meaning in Norwegian…
Norwegian expressions that all mean crazy/backwards in some form or other;
Sprø – as in Crisp – ‘Er du helt sprø?’ Meaning: Are you totally nuts?
Pling i bollen – Ding in the bowl, i.e. the sound that comes when an item is dropped into an empty bowl. Meaning your head is empty. ‘Er du helt pling i bollen?’ Meaning: Airhead.
‘Tett i pappen’ – Thick in the cardboard, ie. Thick in your brain.
‘Dum som et brød’ – dumb as a bread. Well, bread is dumb.
‘Å være på jordet’ – Be on the meadow – meaning: You’re so far off
‘Være på bærtur’ – To be foraging for berries – You’re way off
‘Født bak en brunost’ – born behind a brown cheese – an idiom for being a bit slow.
‘Helt Texas!’ Meaning: About a situation being totally crazy, e.g.: The traffic was totally Texas!
Any more to add to the list? Pop them in the comments.
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