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Archive for September, 2010

Swedish Election Results Posted by on Sep 20, 2010

I don’t pretend to be a political scientist.  There are so many things about politics I can’t begin to understand.  Both Swedish and American.  It doesn’t stop me from being interested in the political workings of both countries, or from having an opinion though.  It’s why I stayed up until five in the morning watching…

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Osvenskt (Good voting Sweden!!!) Posted by on Sep 19, 2010

The question you don’t ask a Swede part II Posted by on Sep 17, 2010

First of all, well done you sweet people who actually took time and made the effort with the celebrity puzzle! I admire your creative solutions with the answers as well and if my hidden stash of Swedes sweets (Tibor’s post yesterday was pure torture, thank you!!) were bigger, I would send something to all of…

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Swedish Candy and Sweets Posted by on Sep 16, 2010

Sweden tops the list of sweets and candy consuming countries with a yearly 18 kgs per person/year. In this post I will try to give you a short overlook about Swedish sweets (svenskt godis). Swedish sweets and candy is a part of the Swedish holidays, Fridays (just think about fredagsmys) and also the coffee breaks (fikapauser) on Fridays at the most work…

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The question you don’t ask a Swede part I Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

We  are only a few days away from the big election and if the polls are reliable, it looks like the sitting block, Alliansen (The Alliance), will get another four years of power. I’m not going to dig deep into the structure of the Swedish politics, but in short – and as the reader  David very kindly informed…

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Swedes need to be active Posted by on Sep 14, 2010

When I was little I hated being bored. I still do, but the difference is that now I can think up my own ways to use my time. As a little kid I needed everything planned for me, as small children we learn this cultural behavior at daycare or even earlier than that. When children…

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Rune Stones in Sweden Posted by on Sep 13, 2010

The Swede as a Viking is a stereotype that is alive and well.  It’s a stereotype that even the Swedes themselves play up.  Just watch the stands next time Sweden is playing in any international sporting event.  You’ll see Swedes wearing the ubiquitous blue and yellow horned Viking helmet.  Of course, we all know that…

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