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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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2 months ago #9385720        
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Irritating and cute in equal measures.



2 months ago #9376603        
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IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW



3 months ago #9360570        
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Simply to save space on the manuals. Danish and Norwegian is just so similar.



6 months ago #9328394        
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It's even funnier when you find products with DK/NO/SE on them, it's not that uncommon. ^^



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6 months ago #9328036        
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Adorkable :P



7 months ago #9313585        
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oh, sweden you evil bastard with your fancy words.



8 months ago #9299906        
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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.



8 months ago #9295934        
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Aw. XD This is too cute! Now I not only ship it in Hetalia, but here as well!



9 months ago #9286436        
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Sometimes Swedish is thrown in too. SE/NO/DK and then Finnish is all by itself ;-;



9 months ago #9286435        
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I just love that your example is harry/draco, my OTP.



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