Thursday, August 16, 2007

How to Recognise a Swede Part 4

1. They take their shoes off when entering a house and don't understand why non-Swedes find that funny.
2. They have a tendency to make Swedish verbs out of English nouns and do not consider it slang or grammatically incorrect. This leads to a language called Swenglish.
3. They don't even realise that they use Swenglish whenever they address Swedish people.
4. They consider Denmark and the Danes as "rather continental."
5. They think they understand Danish.
6. The Danes think they understand Danish.
7. Ultimately, when spoken, they don't really understand Danish.
8. They can survive on just fish and prawns and still manage to have a different dish for every meal for a month. They even put it in cake.
9. They are obsessed with health issues. Everything is bad unless it comes from Sweden, in which case its ok.
10. Making fun of Norway is considered a national institution and vice versa.

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