Not a geography major

By lucille - 21/12/2021 23:02

Today, my daughter tried to argue with me that Scandinavia isn’t a real place. She’s 17. FML
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Well, I'm Scandinavian (I'm Norwegian; Scandinavia is the three countries Norway, Sweden and Denmark), and I can tell you that Scandinavia very much exsist, as I've been living here for 32 and a half years.

Its still a place…

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It's not -- it's a region. Does Scandinavia have a capital? A president/prime minister/monarch? She's kind of right.

Its still a place…

Depends on pedantic semantics. You’re both right?

Well, I'm Scandinavian (I'm Norwegian; Scandinavia is the three countries Norway, Sweden and Denmark), and I can tell you that Scandinavia very much exsist, as I've been living here for 32 and a half years.

What about Finland? Some definitions of Scandinavia include Finland. The fact that it is not clearly defined means it's not a place. The countries are real, but the overall descriptor is a fiction.

Try telling a Finn he's Scandinavian. We'll get an FML out of it beginning with "Today I tried telling a Finn he was Scandinavian...."

he's right Finland is not a part of Scandinavia. it's Norway Sweden and Denmark

so you're Scandinavian, but somehow unaware there are 4 scandi countries? forgot Finland maybe?

It’s funny when I learned about it (in middle school...?) I learned it was Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Is Denmark really one of them? Has my school system failed me? 😱

Finland? They named a country after a vodka???

We have this amazing technology called the cell phone and internet where a simple google search was all you needed