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August Strindberg Posted by on May 18, 2013

Who was this Swede? You probably feel like you have heard his name before, was he an author or perhaps a director? Well, depending on whom you ask in Sweden the reactions you will get will be quite different. Ask a young person and they will most likely know as much as you, but ask…

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Swedish-American Myth – The Kensington Stone Posted by on Apr 10, 2012

I’m working on a degree in Scandinavian Studies and have recently found myself reading and listening to a lot of things about the Kensington Stone. In fact, I just recently heard a talk by Anders Lundt Hansen, a Danish historian and NGO worker, discussing the stone and was inspired to do a quick write-up. The…

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A Little Bit About Skåne Posted by on Jul 8, 2008

I promised you that we would talk about Skåne today. And depending on how we do, we may have to spread it over several posts. Why? There’s much to talk about! Skåne is a very odd part of Sweden. And some may argue that it’s not even Sweden at all. Well, once upon a time…

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Hej Hej! Posted by on Jun 27, 2008

Everywhere you go in Sweden, people “hej” at you. If you don’t know that “hej” means “hello” in Swedish, you might be slightly confused as to why everybody is trying to get your attention. Because that’s what we use “hey” for in English, among many other things, right? “Hej!” in Swedish doesn’t have any of…

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