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Written Norwegian and Danish are so similar that on the back of products that has a description in several languages, Norwegian and Danish are usually mixed together, and the few words that a written differently are separated with a “/”. So “I love you” would look like this on the back of a product:

SE (Swedish): Jag älskar dig.
FI (Finnish): Minä rakastan sinua.
DK/NO: Jeg elsker dig/deg.

I’ve never thought about it before, but it was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that DK/NO looks like someone was writing a paring, like Harry/Draco. I haven’t been able to unsee it since. :XD:


13th July 2010

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15 days ago #9385720          

Irritating and cute in equal measures.



1 month ago #9376603          

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW



Missingno

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2 months ago #9360570          

Simply to save space on the manuals. Danish and Norwegian is just so similar.



5 months ago #9328394          

It's even funnier when you find products with DK/NO/SE on them, it's not that uncommon. ^^


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Mecharic

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5 months ago #9328036          

Adorkable :P



SwedishGirl

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6 months ago #9313585          

oh, sweden you evil bastard with your fancy words.



SmilingTuga

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7 months ago #9299906          

Portugal and Spain do it a bit too. Not in full-text stuff like instructions in the back, but small phrases in the front (usually of shampoos for some reason). For example, "extreme shine" would be written "brillo/brilho extremo" because we write "extreme" the same way, but "shine" in slightly different ways.



7 months ago #9295934          

Aw. XD This is too cute! Now I not only ship it in Hetalia, but here as well!



8 months ago #9286436          

Sometimes Swedish is thrown in too. SE/NO/DK and then Finnish is all by itself ;-;



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8 months ago #9286435          

I just love that your example is harry/draco, my OTP.



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