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Old Mar 26, 2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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This is one of the wonderful sights to be had around Lake Myvatn, Iceland. The dark patch to the right is a series of bubbling mudpots. The air is thick with the smell of sulphur!


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Old Mar 26, 2007, 1:10 PM   #2
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what a coincidence - the air is thick with the smell of sulphur when my mudpot's bubbling too. :)
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 4:21 PM   #3
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Great. In Denmark they are called mudderpotter. Denmark used to rule over Iceland. There are some other nordic name exports, among others (the tip of the) iceberg and (going) berserk

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We also get the word jökulhlaup which is the term to desribe rapid glacial flooding!

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Yes, the Icelandic language has many words that are very de-scribing.

J R R Tolkien would have been able to give more examples from the eldest common nordic language

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BTW Mývatn in the summer has trillions of mosquitos. Luckily enough they are vegetarians (smile)
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Doesn't the name translate as midge water or something?
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Yes.

I didn´t know there was a word "midge" in english. It sure suites better than "mosquito" whatever that means (Tower of Babylon, you know (smile))

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