Episode 17: Not Safe For Work

Gordon Ramsay Shit Pommes Frites

With the Snugglers now being flatmates/roommates – although, just to clarify, we do NOT share a room – last night we enjoyed a lovely dinner together. What we had to eat? Baguettes, pasta, basil, and tomatoes. It goes without saying that a discussion arose on how to pronounce all of the aforementioned foodstuffs…

Like most of the Western world, Sweden has had its share of anglicisation. In fact, Swedes are so fond of the English language, they have incorporated English words into their own language in weird, wonderful and mysterious ways. On today’s episode, we discuss some very odd such Swenglish phrases, including: Fan, fuck, förlåt!, Yes box!, Crazy bananas! and Shit pommes frites!

Ever been made to feel uneasy due to colleagues at work having cringe-worthy conversations? Well, we bet it’s nothing compared to some of the things you’ll hear in Swedish workplaces – which Scott will attest to, having recently been made to listen to a very open-minded discussion at work about “feminine hygiene” products.

Also on this week’s episode: Friday coffee! Typing class anecdotes! Gordon Ramsay! Swearing in Swedish and English!

Duration: 32 minutes


 
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