Depressing Finland
kwdri:

Morso, the main reason why Finnish kids turned out to be so fucked up. 

I never watched this children’s show and I’m glad about it. Who knows what my mental health would be if I had watched it.

kwdri:

Morso, the main reason why Finnish kids turned out to be so fucked up. 

I never watched this children’s show and I’m glad about it. Who knows what my mental health would be if I had watched it.

The Phil Collins Hangover

According to Finnish animated sitcom Pasila there are at least 8 stages of hangover:

  1. Mild
  2. Bad
  3. Extremely bad
  4. Painful
  5. Semi-paranoid
  6. Paranoid
  7. Mandolino

but the worst of all is

The Phil Collins Hangover

The Phil Collins Hangover causes everyone and everything to resemble Phil Collins. Even Paul McCartney will look like Phil Collins.

The full scene can be viewed here (no subtitles though)

Some sense to this nonsense.

— Fan submission, thanks 

An informative guide to Turku

— Fan submission, thanks Ilmari

Itku pitkästä ilosta, pieru pitkään nauramisesta.

A Finnish saying

a rough translation: “Be happy too long and you’ll cry, laugh too long and you’ll fart”

I have never really heard people using "hän" instead of "se". To my ear, using "hän" sound really strange and I would probably feel strange about a person if they used it. Though my aunt lives near Tampere and she uses "hän". Idk maybe it's a regional thing?
Anonymous

It most likely is. I often tend to use “hän” when I’m speaking with people I don’t know too well (eg. my boss or someone I have to work with). I also get a bit offended when I hear people talking about me using “se”. But it’s something I’ve grown into, others may be just fine with using “se” all day long. 

I'm born in Finland, but raised abroad and I've only spoken Finnish with my mom and on vacations to Finland. When I visited my cousins in Finland when I was younger one of them had cut out something from a comic strip and hung it on his wall. I thought it was educational and thought you call boys for "hän" and girls "se" until I was about 16
Anonymous

Aww. :)

Yeah, we don’t have gender-specific nouns in Finland. Everyone is “hän”. “Se” is used when talking about animals or non living things. Though many often use “se” when they’re having non-formal conversation and the person isn’t around to hear, because then it can be offending. Use “hän” and you’re safe even in non-formal conversations.

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb

depressingfinland:

Next fall Finland’s postal service publishes Tom of Finland’s homoerotic drawings as stamps. I guess that next September I will begin using snail mail again. 



They were published yesterday. Start hinting your Finnish friends that it would be nice from them to send you letters.

depressingfinland:

Next fall Finland’s postal service publishes Tom of Finland’s homoerotic drawings as stamps. I guess that next September I will begin using snail mail again. 

They were published yesterday. Start hinting your Finnish friends that it would be nice from them to send you letters.
I don't remember where it originated, but "pöhnä" is a state of being where your brain and body are not quite functioning properly and you don't really feel like doing anything. Inconvenience is usually attached to pöhnä, but it can also mean a pleasant fuzziness of the senses, e.g. after eating, having a few drinks or going to the sauna.

Also there’s the “lääkepöhnä”, medicine-pöhnä which causes that inconvenienced version of “pöhnä”. It’s something that you could have by, for example, taking allergy medicine that keep you tired 24/7 or be just really drugged up.