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November 22, 2013

A little Friday humour for you…

Long ago and far away the Mr. and I did a weekend trip to Riga, Latvia (first the boat to Tallinn and then by bus to Riga). It was April and we stayed in downtown Riga in a nice hotel. One of my memories of that trip was the great restaurant we ate at on Saturday night and the cigar that the Mr. wanted – which cost almost as much as our meals did!…

On Sunday we made a quick trip to a  local store to pick up different kinds of beer, chocolate and so on to bring back with us. Then the Mr. stopped, pointed and said, “Look!”


In the bag was some kind of BBQ-flavoured Os, which in Finland are called Hot Rods. If you understand Finnish, you’ll understand why this is so funny. If not, let me enlighten you. On the bag it says “Ripuli.”

Translation: diarrhea

<face palm>

It’s just one of these things that doesn’t work in Finnish!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Sonia permalink
    November 27, 2013 11:19 pm

    When Finnish bands started going abroad in the 90s, there was a fake band (a German comedian with two Finnish guys) and misbehaving in a music TV (I said, 90s…) quite badly – it was a candid camera. Their name was “R.I.P.uli”. I did not have a clue at that time what it is. But their song was “Helsinki is hell” 😀

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