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From Iceland with love

The unpronounceable volcano of Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull, left thousands of flyers stranded and netizens bemused.

     Print Edition: May 16, 2010

The unpronounceable volcano of Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull, left thousands of flyers stranded and netizens bemused. (Apparently, it's almost like: "Hey, ya fergot La Yogurt".) Tweets and posts about the island nation's debts to Britain and The Netherlands—which Icelanders do not want the government to cough up—were spreading faster than the volcanic ash across European skies.

"Icelandic taxpayer to Britons and Dutch: forget Icesave, kiss my ash!" one tweet reads. Iceland owes $5 billion to the two countries, thanks to its failed 'Icesave' accounts. "We said 'send cash', not ash!" read another post, probably from Britain.

Iceland's biggest newsmaker in recent history also messed with the schedule of Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg who was stuck in Newark airport in New York. Displaying the legendary ice-cool Nordic temperament, Stoltenberg whipped out an iPad and went about his prime ministerial duties using the device.

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