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This may seem rather random, but it’s actually a commentary on how differently Norwegians and Swedes are treated in Denmark.

I was told a story by a Finn who had heard that Danish and Swedish sounded alike, so he spoke Swedish at a bar when trying to order something to drink. But the bartender just kept ignoring him, and it was only when the Finn said he wasn’t Swedish that he got a beer.

Another story I was told was from a Norwegian. He too was mistaken for a Swede and nobody wanted to give him a beer. When he then explained that he was from Norway he got a beer for free.

Even some Norwegian tourist guides to Denmark says, “A lot of Danes can’t hear the difference between Swedish and Norwegian, so remember to tell people that you’re from Norway. You will get a lot better service”

Behaviour like that is luckily far from the norm, and rather embarrassing when it happens, but it illustrates how Denmark feels about it’s neighbours quite well. :XD:


5th December 2010

Tagged in Denmark Norway Sweden


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2 years ago #9503064        
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is it weird that I love Norway as Sweden?

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4 months ago #9685890        
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Sounds like something over here. Whenever Canadians travel, we're kinda taught to remind everyone that we're Canadian. Just like how I hear American's saying they get treated better when they say they're Canadian.

People trust the hat.

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1 year ago #9577088        
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Sweden looks really handsome when he lets his hair down

Schweden

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2 years ago #9485783        
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Well, fuck you too, Denmark.

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2 years ago #9439800        
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Sweden actually looks like Scania while pretending to be Norway.

Rebros

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1 year ago #9531813        
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Sweden looks handsome without glassese and that hair <3

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12 months ago #9590198        
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Life hack for Norwegians and Finns going to Denmark: Wear clothing featuring a Norwegian or Finnish flag. Gonna try that out whenever I go to Denmark. ;)

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12 months ago #9585360        
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Sweden looks cute!

Spicy

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1 year ago #9547155        
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Just- the ass grab made it perfect.

2 years ago #9491139        
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"*ass grab*"

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