Was that a joke…? How to survive Danish humour

Dry, dark, and weird spiced with sarcasm and self-irony. Well, yes, Danish humour can be difficult for expats and foreigners!

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With the Holiday Season approaching incl. social gatherings and “julefrokoster” (Christmas Parties), you’ll soon learn that Danish humour is a big part of daily life in Denmark. Both in professional settings, in private spheres, and in the oddly undefined overlap between those two that Danes tend to enjoy.

Too often, we have heard stories of humour gone wrong. Misinterpretations, assumptions, and even conflicts can be the outcome of intercultural humour misunderstandings. The aim of this interactive talk is to raise awareness and gain insights into the world of Danish humour.

Professor Lita Lundquist and Kathy Borys Siddiqui will shed light on Danish humour, how to decode it, and hopefully enjoy it – holiday season or not! Together we will cover the following topics:

  • National humour and identity
  • Misunderstandings and assumptions around Danish humour – National & International Perspectives
  • Understanding Danish humour

After the talk, we’ll serve some Danish holiday delights. We’ll end this joyful evening by inviting travel book author and native Copenhagener Tom Nørgaard for tips and insights for Christmas and Arts&Crafts markets in Greater Copenhagen this December.

If you’re going to live in Denmark for the next few years, this event is for you!

Sponsored by FOF København





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