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Smidgens and tads refer to quantities that are largely unknown to the Finns. If you open a bottle you drink it, like the Russians.

There is a word 'snadi' that can be substituted when rarely referring to small amounts. The jack in petanque is called a snadi.

In case you are interested....and a case is what Finnish beer comes in. A six-pack with a carrying handle is called a 'mäyräkoira' or dachshund.

<from Prof Sven's book of Fascinating Finnish Idioms with an 'm'>

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by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jun 23rd, 2008 at 02:06:26 PM EST
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