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11-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Finnish people are known to be nonsocial except when we are drunk.
If you're in Finland and someone approaches you and strikes up a conversation, they're either...
-all of the above
Also, if another Finn wants to hug us, it's instinctive for us to check whether they're holding a knife.
Okay, seriously. The non-social behavior of Finns is pretty much a myth. There are two things that is not part of our culture, small-talk and being the one who starts a conversation. If we're however approached and spoken
you can expect a Finn to respond in kind instead of giving you a glare and hoofing it. However, if you decide to pick up any subject related to Finland or Finnish culture (including Finnish hockey), expect them to downplay it, hard.
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