Monday, August 06, 2007

CC turned me on to this quiz.

I found this quiz on Chalice Chick's blog this morning, as I was trolling the blogroll for new posts. I'm at Seabeck Conference Center, it's early morning pre-breakfast check-the-email-and-blogs time, and I don't have time to write a regular post right now, so this is it!

It's interesting to find that this is my "inner European", because my ancestry is mostly Scandinavian. My maternal grandparents met on board a ship to the United States. She was Norwegian and he was Swedish and the quarrels of their countries came together in their marriage. Though my dad brought a "League of Nations" to my parents' marriage, I feel most connected with my Scandinavian roots.

Your Inner European is Swedish!

Relaxed and peaceful.
You like to kick back and enjoy life.


Comrade Kevin said...

CC also prompted me to take the same quiz.

I came out as French, which I can understand quite well, though my roots are decidedly Irish, Scotch/Irish, and English.

LinguistFriend said...

I just took the quiz that CC referred to, and my inner European is also Swedish (CC will verify my admiration for Sverige)! I had no idea what to expect from the quiz, but I have visited Sweden and given a couple of papers there, and loved it. On the other hand, my favorite prospective EU city according to another quiz turns out to be Amsterdam. A scientific colleague of mine at the Royal Inst. of Technology in Stockholm was very amused at how much I liked the Stockholm weather, which had a Seattle streak of rain when I was there. On the other hand, the guys who made the quiz probably don't know about Prague, which is an open-air Baroque museum and pretty wonderful, but now is expensive compared to when I was there.

Jane R said...

Same with me -- my Inner European is Russian and about a third of my ancestors were Russian.

On the "What Country Are You?" quiz from another online quiz thing, though, I end up as Spain, or, depending on the variation in my answers, Costa Rica or sometimes Brazil or Thailand.