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Bamse

Post by gattoparde59 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:33 am

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Re: Bamse

Post by TΛPETRVE » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:41 am

Hehe, still know him from my childhood.
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Re: Bamse

Post by drakkar » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:10 pm

Yes I remember him in the magazines from my youth.
Isn't Bamse origially Swedish?
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Re: Bamse

Post by TΛPETRVE » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:42 am

Sure is, hence the name - bamse means "giant" in Swedish.
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Re: Bamse

Post by StefL » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:22 am

TAPETRVE wrote:Sure is, hence the name - bamse means "giant" in Swedish.
It does - but I think it's also become a sort of acronym/nickname for bear, in parallell with the more common "nalle". Or perhaps I'm wrong, but at least it has a kind of "cute" air to it, and I know that Bamse not a too uncommon name for dogs for instance.

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Re: Bamse

Post by TΛPETRVE » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:55 am

AFAIK, Bamse stands for "teddy bear" in Danish.
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Re: Bamse

Post by StefL » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:32 pm

TAPETRVE wrote:AFAIK, Bamse stands for "teddy bear" in Danish.
Alfons Åberg is another well known children's book character in Sweden. But let's not get into what "Alfons" means in Danish... :lol:

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Re: Bamse

Post by TΛPETRVE » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:46 pm

I know the joke ;) . Here in Germany, Bamse was called Tino Tatz for a while ("Tatze" = "paw").
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Re: Bamse

Post by intrige » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:12 am

TAPETRVE wrote:AFAIK, Bamse stands for "teddy bear" in Danish.
In Norway too:P
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Re: Bamse

Post by KelseyLogan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:56 am

I'd never even heard of Bamse in the States. He's quite cute.

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