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Written Norwegian and Danish are so similar that on the back of products that has a description in several languages, Norwegian and Danish are usually mixed together, and the few words that a written differently are separated with a “/”. So “I love you” would look like this on the back of a product:

SE (Swedish): Jag älskar dig.
FI (Finnish): Minä rakastan sinua.
DK/NO: Jeg elsker dig/deg.

I’ve never thought about it before, but it was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that DK/NO looks like someone was writing a paring, like Harry/Draco. I haven’t been able to unsee it since. :XD:


13th July 2010

Tagged in Sweden Denmark America Norway


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9 months ago #9551474        
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"The awkwardness of this realization is just as delicious as I imagined it would be!"
Me: *Dies of laughter*

Kyasarin

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1 month ago #9646416        
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Aw, they're even blushing cx
Seems like Sweden was shipping them all this time :D

ryttyr

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5 months ago #9603854        
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Does Ottowa perpetually have a ? floating above his/her head as part of his/her design or something?

Mikhails

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6 months ago #9582600        
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Sweden really does enjoy the awkward situations between Denmark and Norway.

6 months ago #9581545        
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Sweden is so fucking smug...

7 months ago #9569800        
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Sweden ships DK/NO too?

1 year ago #9505356        
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I just realized that Sweden's a devil in devil clothing.

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3 months ago #9633782        
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LOL ROFL

IsaIna

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4 months ago #9618973        
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The other day I saw Swedish, Norwegian and Danish mixed on one of those things.
Felt pretty weird, especially since it was actually just Swedish.

6 months ago #9590177        
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Well, the only variant of written Norwegian that is similar to Danish (At least when looking at it in a Scandinavian context) is Bokmål, which was partially based on Danish. Nynorsk, which is pretty much purely based on spoken Norwegian, would be very difficult for a Dane to fully understand.

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