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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 Sweden Denmark Norway


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7 months ago #9503064        
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is it weird that I love Norway as Sweden?

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1 year ago #9439800        
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Sweden actually looks like Scania while pretending to be Norway.



3 months ago #9556368        
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Considering the differences in build between Sweden and Norway, I think it would be interesting to have a more realistic drawing of what they would look like wearing each other's shirt. Norway's sweater would probably hang loosely off of the narrow shouldered, slender Sweden and extend past his waist, resulting in him tucking it in like one of those loose blouses that British dudes in the 80's wore in their music videos,whereas Norway would have a bit of a challenge trying to squeeze his broader,burly form into a button down made for a skinnier man, and would probably have to suck in his gut or leave it unbuttoned.



9 months ago #9491139        
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"*ass grab*"



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9 months ago #9485783        
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Well, fuck you too, Denmark.

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1 year ago #9453581        
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hahaha the quote at the end made it perfect :D



1 year ago #9416752        
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You know what? I'm gonna' do that to a Swede just for the fun!



16 days 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. ;)



26 days ago #9585360        
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Sweden looks cute!



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



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