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The law is the law





 

The law is the law



Apparently there is an old forgotten Danish law that nobody cared to remove, that says that if the Öresund sea freeze, and a Swede walks over to Denmark, Danes are allowed to hit him with sticks. The law doesn’t mention Norwegians, so they are free to visit.

Obviously the law if from back when Sweden and Denmark were constantly at war. :XD:

And Denmark and Sweden are friends now, so after getting this out of the way, Denmark invited Sweden for hot coco as well. :)

14th March 2010
 


427 Comments:
 
15 days ago #9130469      

haaaah payback for all them slaps :D



1 month ago #9113932      

@Roar I just meant that they're all like "Ooh, the sea froze! How abnormal!" Well, at least Sweden. It IS a bit warmer there, but at least here the sea freezes properly like every winter... Except this one. This is the warmest winter there has been for a while... Then again, even if the sea does freeze, the icebreakers are going to break it anyway.

...but I guess it's rather abnormal for the sea to freeze over so well that you could walk from Norway to Denmark.

I'll just stop rambling because I don't know anything about anything and I'll just say something incredibly stupid. Probably have already. What if somebody just told me how it really is because I'm too lazy to look anything up?



Roar

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1 month ago #9113571      

@Bookworm13 It's because the swedish army was able to invade Denmark across the ice once, and since that was obviously a bad thing Denmark decided to make a law that permitted beating up ice-crossing swedes.



1 month ago #9106577      

Seriously? The sea freezing over is somehow special?
Of course, whit all the ships 'n stuff there it won't freeze so easily, but... seriously?



2 months ago #9106015      

I'm going to Denmark next winter



3 months ago #9060491      

Actually the law says that every year, you can shoot the first swede that crosses the ice, but it has to be with a preloaded gun. Never heard of that one



4 months ago #9052212      

@Zavie Wow never thought abou it..... and I'm talking about alexander the great who lined up his ships in order to make a bridge to asia from europe.... it worked soo well that even elephants crossed



sharkboy

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4 months ago #9045415      

Sorry to disappoint you guys but neither the Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet) nor a professor in historie at Copenhagen University have heard of the law so it probably doesn't exist.
source in danish: videnskab.dk/sporg-videnskaben/ma-man-sla-en-svensker-med-en-pind



4 months ago #9042669      

@Zavie

Fascinating, thanks.



Zavie

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4 months ago #9042622      

@EnglishCheeseMan
Sweden once made Denmark surrender that way.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_across_the_Belts



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