agurkoppslag

English translation: article in the silly season

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Norwegian term or phrase:agurkoppslag
English translation:article in the silly season
Entered by: Carole Hognestad

09:52 Nov 13, 2006
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Journalism
Norwegian term or phrase: agurkoppslag
Et agurkoppslag i avisen ble opptakten til opprullingen av flere skandalesaker om feil og mangler i offentlig statistikk og tallgrunnlag for analyser og beslutninger.
Carole Hognestad
Local time: 15:28
article in the silly season
Explanation:
Or a short notice / comment / newspaper spot / in the silly season

Unfortunately English does not seem to have an exact equivalent of the expression 'agurketid' in this sense, and silly season is what they call it. Under the influence of heatstroke is no better.

I think agurketid is originally Danish, and it is quite widely used here, but there are a few Norwegian hits too.

My friends and relations smile politely when I try to explain the connection between 'gå agurk' and 'gå amok', but it seems to be too complicated to be really smart outside Scandinavia.

I'm watching this space for better suggestions!
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Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 15:28
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Many thanks for your help.
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article in the silly season


Explanation:
Or a short notice / comment / newspaper spot / in the silly season

Unfortunately English does not seem to have an exact equivalent of the expression 'agurketid' in this sense, and silly season is what they call it. Under the influence of heatstroke is no better.

I think agurketid is originally Danish, and it is quite widely used here, but there are a few Norwegian hits too.

My friends and relations smile politely when I try to explain the connection between 'gå agurk' and 'gå amok', but it seems to be too complicated to be really smart outside Scandinavia.

I'm watching this space for better suggestions!


Christine Andersen
Denmark
Local time: 15:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help.

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agree  Bjørnar Magnussen: Your were quicker than me:)
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