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Product Pairing

Product Pairing

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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1 month ago #9328394        

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


21 M
1 month ago #9328036        

Adorkable :P

2 months ago #9313585        

oh, sweden you evil bastard with your fancy words.

3 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.


3 months ago #9295934        

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

4 months ago #9286436        

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

4 months ago #9286435        

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

4 months ago #9277423        

Why didn't I see this until now???!?!??!?!?!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
So much more reason to ship Denmark and Norway as Denway!<3<3<3<3<3


22 F
4 months ago #9274844        

<3 I love the last pic, all their expressions are awesome.

6 months ago #9250967        

Wait... NL/BE. Well, we are shipped by or self. Did not even notice that. Good for you, sister japan!

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