Tag Archives: Denmark

Bluetooth technology is named after Harald Bluetooth, whose initials in runic script — ᚼᛒ — make up the logo.

FIRST KING OF THE DANES

The Bluetooth name is an Anglicized version of the Scandinavian word Blåtand, sometimes spelled Blåtann. In Old Norse it’s Blátǫnn. The word is the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and, according to legend, introduced Christianity. The Bluetooth logo is a combination of Harald’s initials, using what are called the Hagall (ᚼ) and Bjarkan (ᛒ) characters.

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Smorkage?

I’m eating something called smorkage, which sounds like a type of meat or a treat from the faraway planet Ork — you know, the home-world of Mork, of Mork & Mindy. It’s kinda like a cinnamon roll. Made by Larsen’s Danish Bakery in Seattle, at the regular retail price, its pricey, but i discovered it on the discount shelf. I even discovered a recipe for it.

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