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A few Sunday evening observations about Swedes…
- Herring is their biltong.
- In Sweden, “amaglug-glug” is “ama glögg glögg”.
- No one is fat. No one. But they have the highest number of McDonalds per capita in Europe.
- Some buses in Malmö run off gas from recycled food. In fact, 99% of all Swedish household waste is recycled.
- The road chevrons are yellow and blue. Not yellow and black. Skål.
- The girls are not all blonde. Or hot.
- Hot-water bottle? What’s a hot-water bottle?
- It’s a big, big deal when shit goes wrong.
- “Puss” means “kiss”.
- They sing songs before drinking Snaps.
- The roads don’t have cats’ eyes.
- On average, women in Stockholm have their first baby at age 37.
- Traffic is that thing that happens in movies.
- A hill isn’t a hill until it has a wind turbine on it.
- Their houses are so warm you can walk around naked in winter.
- You can drink in public.
- If the train timetable says 11h11, the train will collect you at 11h10. Being late is so not lagom.
- All cars have seat warmers.
- Swedes love dressing up. Spend a night at the theatre if you don’t believe me.
- Booze is readily unavailable.
- There was a viking whose feet touched the floor when he road his horse.
- Their houses are spotless.
- Their cars are filthy.
- Elks are real animals.
- Take your shoes off at the door.
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