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In Sweden Batman is called Läderlappen which translate to The Leather Patch. Originally Denmark used this name too where it could be translated as The Leather Flap (as in piece of cloth), taking it directly from the Swedish word, but it has since gone out of style. So yeah, I suppose Sweden should be saying Leather Patch but Leather Flap is so much funnier.

In Norway he was known as Lynvingen, The Lightning Wing, for a while.


11th January 2018

Tagged in Denmark Sweden Norway


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haddib

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5 days ago #9719802        
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nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana LEÐURBLÖKUMAÐURINN!

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4 days ago #9719902        
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Here is my comment
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5 days ago #9719563        
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There is one enlightened translation for Peanuts character Woodstock; in Finnish that little bird is known as "Kaustinen" - which is again a town famous for its folk music festival - the analogy of the characters name survives the translation.

4 days ago #9719922        
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How about the Batmobile..?
Leather + Flap + Mobile =
FlapLeatherMobile.

Batman: Quick! Get the FlapLeatherMobile!
Alfred: Sir, my apologies, but have you gone mad?

DK_JJ

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4 days ago #9719883        
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Denmark as Wonder Woman is one of my new favorite things

TexMex

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5 days ago #9719634        
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I think today he should be now known as "The Spandex Flap" which i think has an even worse implication

5 days ago #9719557        
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I also like the old Swedish name for Superman: Stålmannen (the man of steel). There is a good reason for that as "super" means drinking too much alcohol in Swedish. I guess it's kind of hard to take Drinkstoomuchman seriously as a hero.

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eldfjall

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1 day ago #9721386        
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I'm utterly flappergasted. I guess I'll leather Swedes do their own thing.

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3 days ago #9720582        
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Oh neat, SatW is back. Just in case Humon reads the comment sections, for the past day and a half, Firefox considered this site to be malicious. It didn't give me much information as to why, but I thought I would mention it.

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5 days ago #9719756        
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Well, Läderlapp (Leather flap) is an older swedish word for bat and its actually better than Fladdermusmannen, wich would be a straight off translation.

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