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June 7th, 2012, 16:38
Got this in my mail (from gamersgate) today:

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To celebrate the National Day of Sweden we're having a Swedish Developer Week on GamersGate. Grab the finest Swedish devs have to offer at up to 75% off!

"Hejsan" is gibber… eh swedish for "Hi there", or in the heroe's tongue: "Hei".

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June 9th, 2012, 07:16
Today's post is dedicated to interesting things about Australia.

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June 9th, 2012, 23:24
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Today's post is dedicated to interesting things about Australia.

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Well that very much depends! To keep us safe from the Northern Hemisphere? Not sure ….
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June 10th, 2012, 12:15
The hero of epic poetry Musa Kesedžija, aka Musa the Robber, Musa the Outlaw, Musa the Highwayman or Musa the Exterminator, had one more heart than the doctor.

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June 11th, 2012, 12:33
Wikipedia has a story about the Yorkshire captaincy affair of 1927, the title suggest a spy vs spy story obviously written by former spy John le Carre, but it's not, it's about cricket which they for some reason play in Yorkshire and a slight inconvenience involving the choice of a new captain back then, the Wikipedia article is detailed and exciting (or, depending on your view of the world, looong and, given the subject, booooring) and well worth (probably not) reading, I didn't bother reading it so I really can't tell for sure.

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June 12th, 2012, 10:48
The Centripetal Spring Armchair of 1849 (pictured), one of the first modern office chairs, was unsuccessful outside the US because it was considered immorally comfortable.

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June 13th, 2012, 19:04
And then the Swedes made sure you can now fit your TV in your livingroom. Please rejoice.

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June 13th, 2012, 21:25
Ahh, what would we do without you.

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June 13th, 2012, 21:50
Just what i was looking for!
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June 14th, 2012, 11:50
My sister wanted to buy an item from Ikea yesterday, too.

When we were there, I wondered - as I always do - who comes up with these product names ?

Most notably was a clothes-hanger with the product name of "bumerang".

Another item was called (I've forgot what it was) "Godmorgon".

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June 14th, 2012, 12:25
AFAIK most of the names are Swedish. "Godmorgon" is derived from "God morgon" which means "Good morning". Godmorgon seems to be furniture for your bathroom which you very likely enter in the morning. As such, the name seems related to function.

Some names derive from places in Sweden, I think.

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June 14th, 2012, 14:30
Yes, Godmorgon already sounds like "Guten Morgen" in German language.

And yes, I think it was some kind of bathroom furniure.

Swedish names often sound funny in Grman ears, because they sound like … kind of distorted German words (being distorted by children ).

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June 15th, 2012, 09:27
What a day! Wikipedia covers all of our 3 favourite things: Monmouth@Wales, cricket and Australia
  • Steve Waugh (Steve among friends) was the first cricket player to score 150 runs in an innings against all Test-playing nations
  • The mineral Na2Mg38Al24(SO4)8(CO3)13(OH)108·56H2O (picture) is for some reason named for the island Motukorea.
  • The Druid's Head Inn, an old public house in Monmouth, Wales, now serves as the headquarters of the Monmouth Rugby Football Club. The amount of beer consumed is probably unchanged.

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June 15th, 2012, 10:53
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Most notably was a clothes-hanger with the product name of "bumerang".
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June 15th, 2012, 10:54
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Swedish names often sound funny in Grman ears, because they sound like … kind of distorted German words (being distorted by children ).
That's what Norwegian sounds to swedes, but Swedish have a lot of German words.

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June 15th, 2012, 11:46
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That's what Norwegian sounds to swedes, but Swedish have a lot of German words.
The main difference is of course that swedish doesn't just sound funny (and like gibberish), but ARE funny (and gibberish). :-)

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June 15th, 2012, 22:39
What. Is. The Competitive Barbecue Circuit?????

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June 15th, 2012, 23:11
The circuit has a stop right here in the Bustling Metropolis a few months from now, actually. It's primarily a traveling fair with lots of food booths, but they try to give it some panache by holding taste tests. They arrange no-name regional performers to play concerts and hold a dance one night and have activities for the kids. They allow local people and local restaurants to compete as well. The food, about every kind of barbeque you can think of, is actually very good.

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June 18th, 2012, 18:28
The mineral diaboleite (pictured) was so named out of desperation. I don't know which version, but given the desperation I suppose many of you, especially Drithius, will agree with me that it's probably ver. III.

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June 22nd, 2012, 13:29
Today Wikipedia presents us with a full report of the merits of the League 2 football club York City F.C.. I feared that I had overlooked this piece of information, but it turns out that Wikipedia didn't bother to write about it before 15th of june. So, shame on them, not me.

Their racial enemy seems to be Rochdale A.F.C who they pwned 43 times, losing only 39 of their matches.

Another interesting fact is that Scunthorpe United who has been slightly more problemativc for them, previously was called Scunthorpe & Lindsey United.

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