Trygg is the Swedish word for “safe.” This is at the top of a beautiful old insurance company […]
Step aside “Where’s the beef?” There’s a new catchphrase in Sweden, and you’re starting it!
Correcting the New York Times is like getting a gold medal in the Nerd Olympics. I got my trophy on Thursday.
K Composite is a magazine of engaging, colorful interviews with regular people.
Thoughts on honorifics and the prevalence of casual conversation.
I’ve received a few requests from readers in America to show some images of simple, regular, everyday stuff […]
As I’ve mentioned many times, most Swedish people speak perfect English and they love doing it. It’s the […]
Grab a warm sweater or safe blanket and sit thee down fore thine flickering computer screens, dear friends, […]
Villechaize taught himself the language entirely by watching television in New York City.
I don’t know how to say this delicately, so I’ll just come right out and say it: Swedish […]
You may remember a story from back in June when I had just attended the music festival in […]
A word of warning to our more impressionable readers: Today’s story may include some risqué language, namely English. […]
One of the challenging things about learning to speak Swedish – and there are a few – is […]
Saturday afternoon I went for a long walk and relaxed in the park to recover from Midsommar festivities. […]
Back in March, my friend Johanna interviewed me about my move. She is a student at Kungliga Tekniska […]
Enough about Sweden already. Let’s talk about me. Today’s story has been in the works for more than […]
In an earlier story, I mentioned that the Swedish-English dictionary I got for my iPhone has a penchant […]
As I mentioned before, most of Sweden’s coins carry a picture of King Carl XVI Gustaf, a man […]
Life in this socialist hellhole is just awful. Finally, the American news media has sent an investigative journalist […]
Language, temperature, currency, distances, weight, geography. I thought my list of things I have to re-learn was complete. […]
Because only about 10 million people speak Swedish, the language has considerably fewer words than English, a language […]
This morning I attended the first of ten 2.5-hour Swedish language classes at Stockholm’s Medborgarskolan. I’m not a […]
This weekend, Iida, Erik, and I spent some quality time with Erik’s parents. We visited their house on […]
Here are some scenes from Friday night’s Påsk ägg (Easter egg) party in Haninge. What would the chickens […]
Here is a screenshot from the English/Svenska dictionary application on my iPhone. It allows you to search for […]
I recently noticed that the Tunnelbana trains have names. A nice touch, I think, although I don’t care […]
This is a photo of the television playing the amazing movie “King of Kong” which is a documentary […]
A mail train passing through Stockholm Central Station – quite pretty compared to US freight trains.