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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.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weird ash trays with strange Swedish text


When I was out looking for Halloween stuff, I stumbled upon these portable ash-trays. Apart from having a very interesting locking/unlocking mechanism, they also have Swedish written on them. The Swedish does seem to be written by a non-native speaker, though... Two of them contain weird typos, and one of them sounds very unnatural though not actually wrong. They say:

"God gag. Trevligt att träffa dig." (should say: "God dag ...", "gag" is not a word in Swedish)

"Det vär lange sedan vi sågs senast." (should say: "Det var länge ...")

"Hur mår du? Jag mår bra, tack." (pretty much OK)

"Ska vi inte gå på bio? Jo, mycket gärna!" (I would never reply with "mycket gärna" to a question like that.)

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