Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

June 20, 2011

Swedish Curses


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

SWEDISH CURSES

     My heritage is one-quarter Swedish. My paternal grandmother emigrated to the United States as a young woman. For several years I’ve been corresponding with her relatives in Sweden—one writes to me in Swedish. I still haven’t had the last  letter translated—my last translator has been experiencing personal problems.

     In sorting through a box of old papers, I came across a tidbit titled Cursing in Swedish (there was—is, if it still exists—actually has a website: http://www.bart.nl/      funny thing santé/enginvek.html

     The article printed three practical Swedish curses:

  • ·         Han var en j^vel pCE att fiska  He was bloody good at fishing.
  • ·         Satan! Ungen pissade pCE sig!  Hell! The kid wet his trousers!
  • ·         Jag tappade den j^via tvCElen  I dropped the f***king soap

     Strange. I wonder if I should include any of these in an E-mail to my younger Swedish relatives? Perhaps not—I’d like to keep on good terms with them.

SOURCE

Focus on technology, Cursing in Swedish, Newsweek, October 14, 1996, pp 88

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ADDITIONAL READING:

WISDOM FROM A CHILD TO A GRANDPARENT

SOCKATORY

Two Photographers Named Cornell

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