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Quote: T. Kingfisher on Finns

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Quotes Finland
Daniel Andrlik
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Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I’ve spent a lot of time working with Finns, and this quote made me smile.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Finns. Some claim they’re unfriendly, but every one that I’ve ever met has been quite pleasant, if reserved. They have the quiet confidence of a people who know that, at any moment, they could strap on skis, go into the woods, and take out an entire squad of enemy soldiers before anyone knows they’re there.

T. Kingfisher, What Feasts at Night

And this follow-up summoned a visceral memory of the terrible black liquor they enjoy.

Also they’re the only country I know whose national liquor is worse than ours. I know, because Dr. Virtanen brought a bottle of salmiakki liqueur with him as a gift. He said it would keep out the chill, and it did. No chill could possibly fight its way through that much black licorice.

T. Kingfisher, What Feasts at Night

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