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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poland: Lekomat

In the airport there was a machine called a "lekomat". It sells drugs. In Swedish, anything that ends in "-mat" is a machine like that, so so far the words are similar. In Swedish, "lek-" means "to play", so it sounds like a machine that will play with you (or at least sell toys). The "healing" word in Swedish would be "läke-", where "ä" sounds similar to "e", so it is still close.


  1. Never seen those. But first thing I thought was it Swedish meaning lol (machine having fun with you?!?!...let's play haha)