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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:

12th July 2010
 


451 Comments:
 
5 days ago #9313585        

oh, sweden you evil bastard with your fancy words.



28 days 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.



1 month ago #9295934        

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



2 months ago #9286436        

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



2 months ago #9286435        

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



2 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



Arethusa

22 F
2 months ago #9274844        

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



4 months ago #9250967        

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



aygusu

15 F
5 months ago #9241140        

ooooh more yaoi ! <3



6 months ago #9224716        

DK/NO looks pretty much as OK/NO. Like “Let’s ride our bikes?”—“DK/NO”

:)



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