* tiger city

Norwegian Norway

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

A nickname for the city of Oslo. In his poem 'Sidste sang' (Last Song), poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson wrote about a fight between a horse and a tiger, where the horse represented the countryside, and the tiger represented Oslo. It was meant as a condescending metaphor for the city being dangerous, depleting, and hostile place, but today the name is often used positively.

"Ser ut som om det blir fint vær i Tigerstaden i dag."

"Looks like the weather will be nice in the capital today."

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