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Big Brother Sweden

Big Brother Sweden


I've often heard Swedes say this, and the other Nordics have very different reactions to it.
Not sure how most Norwegians feel about it, but the few I've heard comment on it seemed to be okay with it.

18th March 2014
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460 Comments:
 
5 days ago #9341273        

As an Norwegian, I can see Swedes that way. We do call them our "big brother". But to be the one who is wiser and the protecting us? Nehh I don't think so, sorry xD.



6 days ago #9340625        

I like how Iceland is trying to get all the demons



10 days ago #9339314        

ok im norwegian cant complain its true that sweden is a little bit older than norway but that is just because of how late the norwegians left the scandinavian union "by that i mean the super country the vikings made" and the swedes were the first one to go since they got tierd of the violence the last ones to go were iceland cuz they got no word of them splitting up and finland who acctually loved being a viking.



mews

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20 days ago #9335277        

Is Norway knitting a fish?


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21 days ago #9334901        

As a dane I can say that Sweden aren't nor has ever been the big brother of the Nordics



Erik

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25 days ago #9333133        

As a Norwegian I am fine with Sweden being big brother. I do feel Norway and Sweden are like real brothers. We love each other, but never say that out like real siblings. Instead we make fun of each other, call the other stupid etc. But if somebody else not Nordic called Sweden stupid we'd stand up for them.

At the moment thought I feel that Sweden is like the cool bigger brother that sort of lost his way a bit and need some help. Suddenly big brother Sweden is having to ask little brother Norway for help because Norway has got all the money and jobs. That sort of throws a wrench in the relationship, because it was always okay to make fun of Sweden because they were on top of everything. But now that the roles have often gotten reverse the jokes fall flat.



28 days ago #9331955        


@NorwayViking

Hvorfor Jesus ikke ble født i Sverige?
- Gud fant ut at det var umulig å finne 3 vise menn og ei jomfru der...



1 month ago #9329334        

Iceland is so responseible, and Norway's response to Sweden's suggestion was so funny



1 month ago #9327931        

But Norwegians says Norway is bigger, better and of course smarter. Swedes is seen as dumb in Norway (in a good way). we even make jokes of how dumb they are, we call them svenske vitser. Bwahaha, here you have some:

Hvorfor skriver svenskene aldri noe på fødselsdagskakene?
- De får dem ikke inn i skrivemaskinen.
( Why enter the Swedes never anything on birthday cakes?
- They will not get them into the typewriter.)

Så var det den svenske legen som var så redd for bakterier at han kokte isbitene før
han hadde de i drinken.
(Then there was the Swedish doctor who was so afraid of germs that he cooked the ice cubes before
he had it to the drink.)

Hva er dummere en dum nordmann? En intelligent svenske.
(What is dumber than a stupid Norwegian? An intelligent Swede.)

haha, poor swedes



2 months ago #9323646        

I do not agree with this! Sweden may be bigger but how is he stronger or protecting others? Although, I don't see any of the others as the big brother either.



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