How Swede It Is


Fredrika. 21. Northern Virginia. University of Pittsburgh. Swedish. I'll post anything and everything that interests me.

since 8/17/2012

useless-swedenfacts:

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 ????

useless-swedenfacts:

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 ????


patyolatosjegykendo:

Swedish Armed Forces at Stockholm Pride

patyolatosjegykendo:

Swedish Armed Forces at Stockholm Pride


4 Ways Swedish Culture Changed Me

herwonderfuladventure:

4 Ways Swedish Culture Changed Me

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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…

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August Malmström  (Swedish, 1829-1901)

Dancing Fairies, (Älvalek), 1866



soulofsweden:

Arild, Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County

useless-swedenfacts:

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.


useless-swedenfacts:

the swedish word for grandchild is barnbarn which translates to childchild


hitchhikerwithoutguide:

sizvideos:

Hedgehog thinks pine cones are his friends - Video

NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW EXCITING THIS IS
IN SWEDISH HEDGEHOG IS IGELKOTTE AND PINECONE IS KOTTE IT IS AN IGELKOTTE WITH ITS KOTTEFRIENDS


theresnotonlyhumans:

sextective:

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.


Anonymous asked: "I had a friend visit me during Lucia last year, she thought we were having a nationwide KKK rally..."