South Korean restaurants frequently place orders in groups of 30 and one wrong syllable could reportedly mean the difference between enough eggs for the Norwegian team and enough eggs for the entire Olympic village.
Chefs tasked with feeding the Norwegian Olympians in South Korea thought they were ordering 1,500 eggs, but the figure was lost in translation when the team ended up with a delivery of 15,000 instead. "But we were quite surprised when they came carrying the eggs".
Norway's Chef de Mission Tore Ovrebo laughed off the mistake during a press conference in PyeongChang. There was no end to the delivery.
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Anyone know how to say "we ordered too many eggs" in Norwegian? According to news reports on the trial, the cookers were able to send the 13.500 unwanted eggs back to the Korean buyer. "And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners".
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With competition beginning on Wednesday, February 7, and the Closing Ceremony concluding the Games on February 25, that would make for roughly seven to eight eggs per day per competitor.