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Je suis Charlie (french for "I am Charlie")
ID card for Ulf Larsen, SLMM - Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission), I place the scan of the ID card here as to show that I have actually served with the SLMM, since some user doubted it. This does of course not mean that I know more (or less) about the conflict in Sri Lanka than anyone and his aunt, and neither have I tried to argue that I am an expert on it

I am Ulf Larsen, Norwegian, and currently living in Oslo, Norway, and working on a local coastal ferry.

I have a background in the merchant marine, and I have also been in the Royal Norwegian Navy. I have served with the UN peace keeping forces in Somalia and Bosnia, and later with NATO in Bosnia. I have also had one year as a naval monitor with the SLMM in Sri Lanka.

I find Wikipedia interesting, and try to contribute whenever its possible. My contributions are varied, as my interests. In case of heavy discussions I will usually just continue with another article, life is too short to waste in petty quarrels.

Important resources: Policies, NPOV, Style, Wikipedia:Press Kit

Here are a few good links for newcomers:

Some help for the English language, for Norwegians[edit]

  • Language and Communication by Per Lysvåg (ISBN 978-82-03-33711-6, 2008); it is directed at Norwegian Upper Secondary schools, but it gives some very useful advise on the syntax, grammar and vocabulary of the English language. See its entry at Tanum; he has written quite a few books on English grammar, though I have only read Language and Communication.
  • User:Tony1's exercises on good writing, esp. User:Tony1/How to improve your writing and User:Tony1/Noun plus -ing.
  • The Internet Grammar of English – it assumes no prior knowledge of (English) grammar, and is very accessible.
  • English Grammar at Wikibooks; extremely lay-friendly.

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