Infectious word like swine flu. My friend is a cultural antropologist/librarian, Native Americans being her main subject and she loves this word. I have grown to love it, too, I noticed. White trash has left the building on Capitol Hill... Woohoo! Life is good.
For a moment I thought it was "böö". That is what the ghosts say (in Finland), when they try to scare you. I completely forgot how native english speaking ghosts do it. Stupid friends also might jump behind the corner at you and shout: böö!
Does this remind us of somebody? ;-) Forgive me, I've been wanting to post a few comments on your blog but for the life of me can't manage to do it. Just let me say here it's thoughtfulness is both striking and entertaining.
The berries are "cloudberries". (Lakka | muurain.) Quite expensive ones, they are common on the northen swamps, but you can find them in the southen part of Finland as well.. Some people think cloudberry liquer is nectar of The Gods, but I personally hate it. I think I am blue(and rasp)berry person myself. -- And strawberry. I grew up in a place called Strawberry Hill.
Lea Lea! I received a postcard today from Finland with some kind of orange berries pictured. All the card says about the picture is 'lakkoja rasiassa'. Can you please tell me what kind of berries they are?
I mega-loved the sketches on your blog Lea - funny and biting themes, appealing designs and interesting variation in the backgrounds and the overall look of the frames (eg. the black balloons in the Hate panel. Especially snortled at the queen and the flowers, top stuff!