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Sliding In On a Shrimp Sandwich… And Other Scandi Sayings

The Nordic languages are as full of inexplicable idioms as English. Here’s a short list of the most common sayings you’ll need to get by…


Danish

Ugler i mosen (Owls in the bog): Something suspicious is going on


Swedish

Glida in på en räkmacka (Sliding in on a shrimp sandwich): Someone hasn’t had to work hard to get where they are


Norwegian

Å stå med skjegget i postkassa (To stand with your beard in the postbox): Ending up in a silly situation


Finnish

Aamu on iltaa viisaampi (The morning is wiser than the evening): Sleep on it


Icelandic

Gluggaveður (Window weather): Misjudging the conditions


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