Scandinavia and the World

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Cold reality shower 12 9, 4:33am

@Doghouse Interesting that you brought up the lowland Scottish thing. My first English teacher, way back in third grade, told us that the Swedish accent most commonly gets compared to the Scottish lowlands one, at least among Londoners/People living south of Yorkshire in England. Does this hold true or is that something that she cooked up? I've also heard that we sound like Americans who moved to Glasgow in time for elementary school when speaking English (ie a somewhat garbled mix of SoCal (standard Hollywood) and lowland Scottish). Mostly due to most movies/TV shows being from the US while most one-on-one interactions we get with native English speakers are from the UK. Any credibility to that claim?