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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/10/why-so-many-icelanders-still-believe-in-invisible-elves/280783/

Excellent article. For once, read the comments. Starts off w/a fight about use of the Icelandic patronymic in English-language journalism, moves on to a discussion of how if Iceland is Western Europe's Alabama, then are the Faroe Islands Mississippi, and on into a rather Scandinavia and the World-style excerpt from a 70s Harvard Lampoon essay and some jokes that sound like they come from the Nordic version of a Borscht-belt routine, recommendation for an interesting-sounding Matthew Kneale novel where the Manx laugh at the English....
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