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Hejsan - 02-08-2010, 11:41 PM

Originally Posted by Hrodgar View Post
Hello yumyumtimtam!
Hejsan Hrudgar-san, from IKEA country (I love IKEA)

I will, a bit late, give my version of the two questions you originally asked.
For us in Sweden, when we learn English in school (obligatory here in Sweden) we learn to abbrevieate the Weekdays with THREE letters all the way.
So a Swede would write Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun in English.
I see... Thank you.
I met a few Swedish people and most of them speak English very very well.

The first Swedish people I met...3 girls, backpackers totally lost at the station.
They were trying to talk to the train people (how do you call them? they are working near the ticket machines)...but there were none could speak English there...

When I said "May I help you?"
They went like... "oh pleeeeeeez." "oh my!" screaming!

You know what? I was waiting for a friend from England at the station, but I got 4 foreign backpackers to bring back to my apartment that day.

and now, my workmates are Swedish too!

The oysterstory was very interesting but since Sweden is not a big oyster/mussels-eating country, I had never heard of it.
For us oysters are more of a delicasy rather then everyday food. The "finer people" eat them.

so...Sweden is a big ost eating country?

Shellfish such as shrimps and crayfish are much more common and eaten a lot.
We even have a crayfish celebration where we gather around, some have fished their own crayfish and have a feedingfrenzy and tend to get as drunk as possible!
Yeah, we moslty use the crayfish party for an excuse to get extremely drunk!
I personally think only our midsummerfestvial is the only day where we actually get even more drunk.
What's the most populer drink there?

Sometimes I think the russians learned their alcohol-habits from us swedes...
Yes, they did
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