Friday, November 10, 2006
And the winner is....
Dear Marc, know how I've been telling you about breast warts and other gross Swedish terms? Well, I have kept one of our most unappealing expressions hidden from you. It's an adjective used by many people, most of them don't even think about how disgusting the saying is.
I'm talking about snorhalt. As in "akta dig, det är snorhalt ute". Didn't get that?
Let me translate for you. Swedes of every age, creed and political affiliation say this. "Please take caution. It's slippery like snot outside".
I don't think your distinguished language stoops to such an archaic level.
But ours gladly does. Unfortunately!
-e, still writing in English obvious reasons.