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Archive for March, 2010

The blonde and blue-eyed Swede and immigration Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

Blonde hair and blue-eyed Swedes can be found, but less and less in groups. By now it is of course no surprise to you to hear that all Swedes don’t have blonde hair and blue eyes. Nope, Sweden has been changing. Around 20 percent of the Swedish population has a foreign background. The top three…

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And the winner is… Posted by on Mar 31, 2010

Finally time to pick a lucky winner of the book “Skynda att älska”! Just to show (atleast attempt to…) that this drawing is totally random: Step 1: 57 contestants on 57 pieces of paper… Step 2: 57 contestants on 57 pieces of paper folded up in a big bowl… Step 3: Stick my hand into…

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Blogs in Swedish Posted by on Mar 30, 2010

There has been a few requests about good Swedish blogs lately and jag är inte den som är den! But what is a good blog? To use another great Swedish expression, smaken är som baken – delad (Your taste is like your butt -divided) and there is a strong possibility that the blogs I like…

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More Swedish odd expressions Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

It’s Monday morning and today it’s even harder than usual to get out of bed, since the American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin decided that we should save some daylight back in 1784 and came up with the brilliant idea of clocks going back and forward. In other words, the clocks went forward one hour…

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A (Very) Short History of the Kings of Sweden Posted by on Mar 26, 2010

For over 1000 years, Sweden has been considered a monarchy of some sort. This has included periods of foreign rule, periods of dual rule, even periods of female rule at a time when women did not usually ascend to the throne. Today, Sweden retains its status as a monarchy, albeit a constitutional monarchy.  Essentially this…

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How to make Swedish meatballs – The Conclusion Posted by on Mar 25, 2010

How to make Swedish meatballs Part II Posted by on Mar 23, 2010

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