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Weirdness on the highway

Weird thing seen on the highway today; I was following a dirty truck. I noticed something had been written on the back of the truck in the dirt. Then I realised that it was written in Norse runes. I tried to take a picture with my camera phone, but the camera on it is pretty awful, so one can't even tell that the truck is dirty, let alone see well enough to make out what's written on it.

Goddamned vandalous Vikings, man.

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neeuqdrazil
Aug. 20th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Only you, my love, only you.

Well, you and night__watch, really.
dairymilk
Aug. 20th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Wow. I'm not sure what's stranger: that it was written in Viking Runes or that you recognized them?
curgoth
Aug. 20th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
note: I recognized them. I could not read them, so I have no idea what they said.
kittentikka
Aug. 20th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
They've been here as well: Famously, they wrote all over the inner walls of a tomb.

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/westmainland/maeshowe/index.html
curgoth
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Apparently a balustrade in the Hagia Sofia has "Halvdan was here" carved into it.
concordantnexus
Aug. 26th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Also the Piraeus Lion (one of two marble lion statues that guard the gates to the Arsenal, both were looted by Venetians from Greek holdings) - has a lindworm runic inscription

Asmund cut these runes with Asgeir and Thorleif, Thord and Ivar, at the request of Harold the Tall, though the Greeks considered about and forbade it.

Hakon with Ulf and Asmund conquered this port. These men and Harold Hafi imposed a heavy fine on account of the revolt of the Greek people. Dalk is detained captive in far lands. Egil is gone on an expedition with Ragnar into Romania and Armenia.

mycrazyhair
Aug. 21st, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Yup. That's insanely cool.
sylvarthorne
Aug. 21st, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
That's....crazy. But in an awesome way. And Norse runes aren't terribly hard to recognize as such...right?
curgoth
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
They're not too hard to recognize if you have played with them a bit, which I have. I know enough to tell the difference between actual runes and, say, Tolkien dwarven runes, but not enough to tell which rune is which without a reference, and definitely not enough to be able to translate.
ice_scratchin_b
Aug. 21st, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
It's crazy in a nerdy way, and the runes probably said "Clean Me" in Viking. Either that or "Jordheim or Bust!"
olletho
Aug. 21st, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
"Even Thor is cleaner then this"?
henchminion
Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
Pity about the picture. Are you sure they weren't Anglo-Saxon runes? ;-)
curgoth
Aug. 23rd, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
I recognized several runes from the elder futhark, so I think we can blame the vikings.
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