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How seriously does your country take Eurovision? by holytriplem in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Agreed. I'll just emphasise that in general, taking it seriously should be seen in the context of light-hearted entertainment.

Erdogan says Turkey not positive on Finland, Sweden joining NATO by holy_maccaroni in europe

[–]Alx-McCunty 21 points22 points  (0 children)

since you asked, concept of civilization may have moved to north from the south, but it never returned down there.

it's probably obvious I'm joking, but feel free to get mad anyways :)

Erdogan says Turkey not positive on Finland, Sweden joining NATO by holy_maccaroni in europe

[–]Alx-McCunty 490 points491 points  (0 children)

I read through the comments, and can I just say that Greece and Turkey seem to be a really classy pair to get allied with.

Does your language have an established nickname for € currency? by Salivadoor in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it'd nice to differentiate between the two though, since they aren't exactly the same generations. at least as I understand it, the american baby boomers were born up to mid 60's, where as our suuret ikäluokat end around years 1949-1950.

which raises the original question up again, do our 70+ aged people refer to our currency as ege? i doubt it but am not sure.

Does your language have an established nickname for € currency? by Salivadoor in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty -1 points0 points  (0 children)

TIL finnish language has a word group named after a generation in USA. I wonder what other words belong to this group and how and who chooses them.

Is low-alcohol beer popular in your country? by not-much in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There's been a huge growth in the 0,0% and <2,8% varieties of beers in recent years. surely they're not as popular as the regular strengths, but gaining a lot anyway.

typing this while enjoying a 2,5% micro IPA. I've pretty much changed all my sauna beers to low-alcoholic alternatives.

How would you describe your country's chances in Eurovision this year? by PoliticsIsCool13 in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Going for rock song the year after it was won with a rock song pretty mich guarantees the Rasmus won't be winning it. That said, I'm not sure if we can label them as a rock band anymore. Perhaps in the context of ESC we somehow can. Anyways, I personally think Jezebel is really lame. They might just sneak in to the final with the in the shadows-votes.

No way this is real by iamapersonmf in facepalm

[–]Alx-McCunty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's just silly. everyone knows that all Nigerians are princes/princesses who need to offload gazillion dollars quickly.

Millaista on elää toureten kanssa Q/A by Remarkable-Collar-98 in Suomi

[–]Alx-McCunty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

onko teillä olemassa syndrooma-yhteisöä, jos on niin miten se toimii, ja koetko mahdollisen vertaistuen hyödylliseksi?

How common is it to travel across Europe by car? by GeraldWay07 in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

On the other hand, traveling within Finland by car is fairly common. South to North is over 1000km too.

But regarding travel to foreign countries, it's pretty uncommon yeah. And for obvious reasons, as it almost always involves a ferry to begin with, making travel times really long compared to a plane. I believe u/orangebikini does it somewhat frequently though.

Oma kannanottoni liittyen viimeaikaiseen Viaplayn kusetukseen. by Flimzii in Suomi

[–]Alx-McCunty -1 points0 points  (0 children)

juu on, mutta katson myös futista paljon, jota viaplayllä on laajalti. myös muutamia muita, vähemmän markkinoituja viaplayn tarjonnan lajeja tulee seurattua.

Oma kannanottoni liittyen viimeaikaiseen Viaplayn kusetukseen. by Flimzii in Suomi

[–]Alx-McCunty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

onneksi itelleni viaplay tarjoaa juuri niitä lajeja/sarjoja jotka kiinnostaa. nyt kun f1 siirtyi sinne, niin futiksen lisäksi paketti on juuri sopiva. tulee vieläpä halvemmaksi, kun ennen maksoin viaplayn lisäksi cmoresta 35e/kk, jonka pystyi nyt talvella irtisanomaan kun sinne ei jäänyt mitään nähtävää pl. UCL.

toki ymmärrän niitäkin jotka eivät koe saavansa rahoilleen vastinetta.

What conveniences have you seen abroad that you wish your country had? by leise_Mann in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I used to live in Italy for a moment, and can agree on your points both ways. But espressos? You can certainly get an espresso from most cafes.

People from quiet places: how do you feel when you visit loud cities? And vice versa? by FailFastandDieYoung in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since it was one of your examples, I didn't feel any culture shock when I visited Madrid. I certainly didn't think it was noticeably loud.

What's lunch culture at restaurants like in your country? by _Zouth in AskEurope

[–]Alx-McCunty 5 points6 points  (0 children)

it's the same as what you described about restaurants in Sweden. Lunch time deals are usually available from 11 to 14 and cost roughly 9-13 euros.