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Bankish-Icelandic Crisis Dictionary Released

By Iceland Review

Yddarinn publishing house has released the Bankish-Icelandic Crisis Dictionary to answer the call from the public for transparency and increased flow of information from the government as part of an active democracy.

According to an Yddarinn press release, it is clear that lack of information and misunderstandings of various kinds are among the reasons why Iceland’s bank system collapsed.

Yddarinn states that this misunderstanding is based on the fact that bankers spoke a different language than the general Icelandic public, dubbed as Bankish. Although many words are similar, they have different meanings.

Therefore, the Bankish-Icelandic Crisis Dictionary by Dr. Thorkell Sigurdur Hardarson has now been released to shed light on the main reasons for the unfortunate misunderstanding referred to as kreppa, or “crisis,” in conventional Icelandic.

The “Outvasion Viking Board Game” comes with every sold copy of the dictionary, which is available in most book stores in Iceland.

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