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Archive for March, 2010

The Evolution of Swedish pop part II. Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

We finished last time around the middle of the 1990s and with The Cardigans a band from Jönköping the capital city of the so called Swedish Bible Belt Area (Bibelbältet). There is hardly anything religious about them. They made a major breakthrough in 1996 with Lovefool with a song that annoys me so much nowadays whenever I…

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Swedish odd expressions part I Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

My biggest language struggle when living in the UK is definitely all the weird expressions and idioms that people use in everyday life without even thinking about it. For a non native speaker, it can be darn tricky to figure out what they mean, but probably even more difficult to try to incorporate them when…

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Win a book! Posted by on Mar 19, 2010

I went back to Sweden last weekend and as usual, coming back from one of those visits, my bag contains a very weird mix av things. This time I brought back fifteen kilos of toothbrushes (the Swedish ones are much softer than the UK ones) salty liquorice (but of course!) Polly-chocolate (can’t live without it part I) Falukorv…

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Practice Swedish – your suggestions Posted by on Mar 19, 2010

Thank you for sharing your great “How to maintain your Swedish”-tips, I hope you don’t mind me putting them together in a post like this. Some people might never look through the comments, and it would be a right shame to miss out on these treats: For the very novice, the “GoSwedish” videos on YouTube…

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How to maintain your Swedish… Posted by on Mar 17, 2010

…when you have no one around to practice with is today’s request topic and in order to figure this one out, we’ll definitely need your help. You people out there all over the world, how do you practice your Swedish when you are thousands of miles away from us? The general and very true opinion…

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Suicide not so taboo anymore Posted by on Mar 15, 2010

Sorry everybody for my “not-so-positive subject” posts. I have noticed (as well as been reminded) how a lot of my posts don’t show a particularly nice or happy view of Sweden. Only showing negative parts of Sweden and Swedish culture has not been deliberate, I’m just writing about things as they come to mind and…

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How to make Swedish meatballs Posted by on Mar 12, 2010

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