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    Hi all

    You know how people from Scandinavia, especially Finland, in winter, like to spend time in a sauna - until they are well cooked and then leap through a hole in some snow and ice into a lake.

    Frosty my puppy dog, likes to go out and bake on the concrete for a while - in our heat wave / sauna, and then rush back into the airconditioned house for a while, and then repeat. Given that the house isn't quite as cold as a frozen lake and gets warmer every time I have to let her out (she's supposed to shitnapiss), I'm not too thrilled.

    Anyone else have dogs who like to do this? Are they reasonably good at deciding when it's time to get out of the sun on their own?

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    I know there can be problems with humans, coming from the heat and standing in front of an air conditioner. Too rapid cooling caused fast shrinking blood vessels and fainting.

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    Taya lies in the sun then moves to the shade, then does it all again.

    The other day Tay was tied up out the front (backyard was taken over by people doing a retaining wall). I came home and mum said she had to show Taya where the shade was because she was panting heavily. I told her she knows but she didn't believe me. Whatever you say mum!

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    Finland is not a part of Scandinavia...(no matter what Wikipedia says)! Scandinavia consists of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I should know since I AM Scandinavian and Danish! Finland is a part of the Nordic countries which are Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

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    Personally I don't understand the difference between "Nordic" and "Scandinavian".

    The Scandinavian countries generally don't seem to agree with you
    Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden - Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

    Iceland and Finland are in. Given that Finland used to be a Swedish territory, I don't understand how you can say it's not included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Personally I don't understand the difference between "Nordic" and "Scandinavian".

    The Scandinavian countries generally don't seem to agree with you
    Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden - Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

    Iceland and Finland are in. Given that Finland used to be a Swedish territory, I don't understand how you can say it's not included.
    Right so...the website you have posted is actually an American Tourism site. Of course it makes perfect sense to believe an american website over someone who is actually scandinavian or are you just doing it to be argumentative?!?

    It doesn't matter what used to be part of Sweden...some parts of England used to be part of Scandinavia during the times of the Vikings...doesn't mean it still is a part of Scandinavia! Some parts of Sweden used to belong to Denmark...doesn't make them any more Danish now than Germany would be.

    There seems to be this pattern with your posts...you must have the last word...no matter what I am telling you...Finland is part of the Nordic countries...and not Scandinavia.

    I don't have a problem with you personally Hyacinth (because I don't know you in person), but I DO have a problem when you try and discredit what I say WHEN I BLOODY WELL KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! It would be the same as me aguing with people about Australian history and heritage...when I was not born Australian and do not know its full history.

    You want to call Finland Scandinavia...fine by me. Just remember...it is ok to admit you are wrong...people don't think any less of you.

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    Cleasanta

    I will check with my Finnish friend just for you.

    Travel Trade - Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

    It's not an American site as such, it is a joint project between all the tourist boards of the countries promoted. Australia has a tourism office in their best overseas markets too but that doesn't make the Australian Tourism office in London a UK venture.

    Anyone can register a .com domain. They can be from anywhere.

    But I'm not sure the Scandinavians get to decide what is and isn't Scandinavia to the rest of the world. In the same way that Asia is not defined by the people that live there.

    The .fi sites I visited suggested that they think they're part of Scandinavia and a political standover by Russia (USSR) was a blip in their history.

    I don't take "because I say so" or even "because I bloody know what I'm talking about" as evidence for anything one way or another. Do you have anything besides what you say, to back you up?

    As best I can tell from what is available to me, there is no difference between "Nordic" and "Scandinavian".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Cleasanta

    I will check with my Finnish friend just for you.

    Travel Trade - Scandinavian Tourist Boards - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

    It's not an American site as such, it is a joint project between all the tourist boards of the countries promoted. Australia has a tourism office in their best overseas markets too but that doesn't make the Australian Tourism office in London a UK venture.

    Anyone can register a .com domain. They can be from anywhere.

    But I'm not sure the Scandinavians get to decide what is and isn't Scandinavia to the rest of the world. In the same way that Asia is not defined by the people that live there.

    The .fi sites I visited suggested that they think they're part of Scandinavia and a political standover by Russia (USSR) was a blip in their history.
    Go for it!

    You are typing Hyacinth and all that is coming out is freakin' !!!

    Are you honestly listening to yourself???

    In English, casual and unofficial usage is to include the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and often Finland and Iceland in the term Scandinavia,[3][4][5] but the term is usually used to only mean Denmark, Norway and Sweden within those countries creating some ambiguity in even English reference sources.[6][7][8]

    The larger region that some English-speaking nations refer to as "Scandinavia" is known by the countries concerned as Norden, or the Nordic countries,[9] a political entity as well as cultural region where the ties between the countries are not merely historical and cultural, but based on official membership in the Nordic Council. Some American-English dictionaries, such as Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, do not include the names "Nordic countries" or "Nordic Council". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary instead defines Nordic as an adjective dated to 1898 with the meaning "of or relating to the Germanic peoples of northern Europe and especially of Scandinavia."[10]

    The use of the name Scandinavia as a convenient general term for the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden is also fairly recent; according to some historians, it was adopted and introduced in the 18th century, at a time when the ideas about a common heritage started to appear and develop into early literary and linguistic Scandinavism.[11] Before this time, the term Scandinavia was familiar mainly to classical scholars through Pliny the Elder's writings, and was used vaguely for Scania and the southern region of the peninsula.[11]

    As a political term, "Scandinavia" was first used by students agitating for Pan-Scandinavianism in the 1830s.[11] The popular usage of the term in Sweden, Denmark and Norway as a unifying concept became established in the 19th century through poems such Hans Christian Andersen's "I am a Scandinavian" of 1839. After a visit to Sweden, Andersen became a supporter of early political Scandinavism and in a letter describing the poem to a friend, he wrote: "All at once I understood how related the Swedes, the Danes and the Norwegians are, and with this feeling I wrote the poem immediately after my return: 'We are one people, we are called Scandinavians!'".[12] The historic popular usage is also reflected in the name chosen for the shared, multi-national airline, Scandinavian Airlines System, a carrier originally owned jointly by the governments of the three countries, along with private investors.

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