In the UK, they say “touch wood” to avoid bad luck.
In the USA, they say “knock on wood”.
In Sweden, they say “peppar, peppar, ta i trä” which means “pepper, pepper, feel wood”, which means ????
Swedish Armed Forces at Stockholm Pride
I saw this neat postover on the Nectar Collective and thought, what a cool idea! Then of course I started pondering about Sweden and the changes it’s made on me as a person. It’s hard to differentiate the impact of Swedish culture, which was one thing, from the impact of living with a loving, crazy family (which also impacted me profoundly) and also the changes I’ve had since Henri and I got…
August Malmström (Swedish, 1829-1901)
Dancing Fairies, (Älvalek), 1866
Swedes are by nature only allowed to eat candy on saturdays. Despite this, they each year manage to eat the most candy in the world per person.
the swedish word for grandchild is barnbarn which translates to childchild
NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW EXCITING THIS IS
IN SWEDISH HEDGEHOG IS IGELKOTTE AND PINECONE IS KOTTE IT IS AN IGELKOTTE WITH ITS KOTTEFRIENDS
in sweden we don’t wish you a happy birthday in the song, we wish that you live until you’re hundred and then we’ll shoot you and put you in a wheelbarrow to later be hung backwards on a horse only to then be drowned in a bottle of champagne, and i think that’s beautiful
We are not shitting you, we literally sing this.