Bring Out Your Viking Story

, | Tampa, FL, USA | Learning | May 15, 2013

(I’m taking a Viking history class at the university I’m attending. The professor loves practical jokes, both playing them and being played upon.)

Professor: “The style of story-telling found in tales created by continental Europeans differs from the stories found in Viking cultures.”

Student: “What do you mean?”

Professor: “Stories from continental Europe would have gone like this, : ‘The car, thus speeding along the road, hit a tree…'”

(The professor then gets very animated and excited.)

Professor: “Viking stories would say, ‘THE CAR RACED ALONG THE ROAD AND CAREENED HEADLONG INTO THE TREE, EXPLODING ON IMPACT!'”

Student: “I’m not dead!”

(The entire class burst into laughter, including the professor who didn’t see it coming, but admitted that he should have.)

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