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~ Friday, November 21, 2003
 
FINNS

The literal meanings of some Finnish surnames:

Alkio - Mrs Embryo
Autiosaari - Mr Deserted Island
Eväs - Mr Picnic Lunch
Haveri - Mr Shipwreck
Hiekkalinna - Mr Sandcastle
Ihanaranta - Mr Lovely Beach
Inha - Mr Disgusting
Kanala - Mrs Henhouse
Kurasto - Mr Mud Collection
Lastuvuori - Mr Chip Mountain
Lehtiö - Ms Notepad
Leini - Mr Fibrositis
Liete - Mrs Liquid Manure
Loukko - Mr Hellhole
Purkantie - Ms Bubblegum's Road
Raaste - Mrs Grated Vegetable
Rantatulkkila - Mr Beach Interpreter
Rinta-Runsala - Mrs Breast-Ample
Rokka - Mr Pea Soup
Teini - Ms Teenager
Tikkari - Mr Lollipop
Vahalinna - Mr Wax Castle
Valtimo - Mrs Artery

Source: thanks to Teppo for permission to reprint some of these. You can find the whole list here at his fine site. Try the card trick and the cryptograms!

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