Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa,
soi, sana kultainen!
Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa,
ei vetta rantaa rakkaampaa,
kuin kotimaa taa pohjoinen,
maa kallis isien!
Wasn’t that originally written in Swedish?
Yeah, but that version sucks. Swedish just isn’t as beautiful as Finnish.
Besides, we have better curse words. Like PERKELE! Apparently it was the name of the main god in the old finnish religion. After christianity came, it was construed to mean the devil. So it became everyones favorite curseword. You need to roll the r heavily to get the full effect. Examples follow:
And I would like to point out that this is NOT the way to curse in Finnish:
Its bordering on blasphemy to curse in Finnish without the right attitude. And not even a single ‘perkele’! You need to have at least one perkele!
So here is a rebuttal by some long-haired hippie: