It’s a bit of a mouthful to say casually, “I’m heading out Nordic walking for a bit.” It just doesn’t sound like something you’d ever say, well, casually. It just seems a bit, technical.
A friend, Karen Wettlaufer — from the town of Paris in the heart of south-western Ontario, home of words such as dork, deek, kewl, Molson Muscle and Double Double, eh? — solved the problem neatly by coining the word, “norking.” Nordic walking – norking. There you have it, a nice, new, punchy verb with attitude.
And the people who nork are norks, eh? Dude. (That would be “norc” en français.)
Greg Bellamy says
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Randal Oulton says