Icelandic Optimism

25.1.2017 kl. 10:13 - Sveinbjörn Þórðarson

I've always said that we Icelanders are an optimistic people. Nowhere is this more evident than in how we speak of the world wars. Instead of World War I and World War II, we have "The Former World War" and "The Latter World War", linguistically precluding the possibility of a third world war. If [when?] one ever does break out, it's back to the drawing board.