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#81
Quote by Hiterto
The law says you have to be sterilized as well as having to give up any eggs or sperm you have previously frozen, meaning they take your human right to reproduce.
Apparently they never realized people might get kids BEFORE the operation.

Regardless, the law is monstrous and has been judged as an infringement on a person's human rights by a EU committee so hopefully it will soon be purged.

Wait, wait... do they take away your children if you get a sex-change operation?
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#84
Are Scandinavians really that shy? From speaking to girls whilst travelling, they all have said that when they share dorms with girls from Scandinavia, when there's no guys around they're not shy at all, walkin' around boobs out and all this stuff, most of the time they were from Norway.
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#85
Quote by Blimpy19
Are Scandinavians really that shy? From speaking to girls whilst travelling, they all have said that when they share dorms with girls from Scandinavia, when there's no guys around they're not shy at all, walkin' around boobs out and all this stuff, most of the time they were from Norway.


In the day-to-day routine of life yes. Or people generally find it weird and awkward to talk to others. But when in the right context and if drunk/happy we can be quite "normal". But the general idea and attitude is to mind your own business on the bus/tram/shopping mall etc.

Part of my coursework last term was about the social life etc of Europe. It turns out 51 % or something of Sweden's population live alone. that's quite high.

But I don't know why that's a bad thing, why should I go up and talk to a complete stranger? What would be the point of that if I have nothing to say whatsoever.

But you know those porn movies where the guy just walks up to a random girl and asks her if she wants to check out some stuff in his apartment. Yeah, that would've given it away it for being a fake/non-amateurish video in Sweden.

I am aware of the fact that they are not that in the US either. >_>
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#87
It makes sense, most of the Swedish people i've met seemed to be quite reserved until they've had a few drinks or joints, then they were the funniest people i've ever met, and spoke better English than me.

I'm going to go Sweden soon to stay for a bit and meet up with a few people I know, some people told me that I gotta try this specific brand of some kind of soup, but I can't for the ****ing life of me remember what it is. Ekström something? .. everyone from Sweden seemed to like make an orgasm face whenever I mentioned it
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#89
Quote by Blimpy19
It makes sense, most of the Swedish people i've met seemed to be quite reserved until they've had a few drinks or joints, then they were the funniest people i've ever met, and spoke better English than me.

I'm going to go Sweden soon to stay for a bit and meet up with a few people I know, some people told me that I gotta try this specific brand of some kind of soup, but I can't for the ****ing life of me remember what it is. Ekström something? .. everyone from Sweden seemed to like make an orgasm face whenever I mentioned it


Yeah, it's a swedish speciality or something I reckon.
Ekströms nyponsoppa and hallonkräm. The last one with milk is just delicious.

If that's what you're talking about? Haven't heard anyone talk about that for years though. Ate the Ekström Hallonkräm all the time when I was a kid.


Quote by T.s.e
I feel so sorry for Denmark. They don't have anything that other countries don't have, but better


They got Roskilde festival. And a bit better weather.
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Last edited by JohnnyGenzale at Feb 25, 2012,
#90
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
In the day-to-day routine of life yes. Or people generally find it weird and awkward to talk to others. But when in the right context and if drunk/happy we can be quite "normal". But the general idea and attitude is to mind your own business on the bus/tram/shopping mall etc.

Quote by Blimpy19
It makes sense, most of the Swedish people i've met seemed to be quite reserved until they've had a few drinks or joints, then they were the funniest people i've ever met, and spoke better English than me.


Pretty much. Very reserved people, unless they're drunk.

Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Part of my coursework last term was about the social life etc of Europe. It turns out 51 % or something of Sweden's population live alone. that's quite high.


Seems really high. What were the numbers in other countries?


Quote by Blimpy19
I'm going to go Sweden soon to stay for a bit and meet up with a few people I know, some people told me that I gotta try this specific brand of some kind of soup, but I can't for the ****ing life of me remember what it is. Ekström something? .. everyone from Sweden seemed to like make an orgasm face whenever I mentioned it


Ekströms is a brand that makes a lot of things. Maybe they meant nyponsoppa which is a kind of soup Ekströms make. Some love it, some don't. I prefer Ekströms hallonkräm with milk.
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#91
Quote by Kensai
Ekströms is a brand that makes a lot of things. Maybe they meant nyponsoppa which is a kind of soup Ekströms make. Some love it, some don't. I prefer Ekströms hallonkräm with milk.

Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Ekströms nyponsoppa and hallonkräm. The last one with milk is just delicious.

If that's what you're talking about? Haven't heard anyone talk about that for years though. Ate the Ekström Hallonkräm all the time when I was a kid.

Eerie.
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Last edited by Kensai at Feb 25, 2012,
#92
Quote by Kensai
Eerie.




great swedes think alike.

47 was the number for sweden

here comes the complete list from 2003 - percentages of one-person-households in Europe.

Belgium: 32
Cyprus: 16
Denmark: 37
Estonia: 31
Finland: 39
France: 30
Greece: 20
Ireland: 22
Italy: 25
Latvia: 24
Lituania: 29
Luxemburg: 29
Malta: 15
Netherlands: 34
Poland: 25
Portugal: 17
Slovakia: 26
Slovenia: 22
Spain: 20
UK: 31
Sweden: 47
Czech Rep: 30
Germany: 37
Hungary: 26
Austria: 31

That's quite a lot higher than the general numbers in Europe.
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#93
Oh wow, it's quite a lot higher than anywhere else. Even Finland
That probably is related to how people are more reserved here. Not sure if cause or result, though.

It's going to be different attitudes soon when spring hits us. Today it's sunny and 8*c, I hope everyone's been outside atleast once.
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#94
Quote by Kensai
Oh wow, it's quite a lot higher than anywhere else. Even Finland
That probably is related to how people are more reserved here. Not sure if cause or result, though.

It's going to be different attitudes soon when spring hits us. Today it's sunny and 8*c, I hope everyone's been outside atleast once.


I'm going outside soon, grabbing myself a pizza and then I'm off to the "replokal" to jam.

Was down at "Röda Sten" the other day with my camera. Was quite nice there with the sun setting down and the big bridge and all that jazz. But I'm a horrible photographer. You been to Drömmarnas kaj yet since moving here? You should go there this spring. Will surely be lovely to go there with a camera and some wine or a guitar or something and just sit there.

And yes, I was absolutely shocked when I read those numbers. I mean sure, "ettor" are the most common apartments but still, 47 % is ****ing crazy.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#95
How does the number of single person households relate to a nation being reserved or not?

Surely it's more to do with amount of couples/single people?

I mean.. why would you live by yourself? Most likely because you're not in a (serious) relationship, not because you don't wanna live with anyone/don't like strangers.. or whatever


Not saying this in a "you're wrong" way.. btw Genuine question
Last edited by sam b at Feb 25, 2012,
#96
Quote by sam b
How does the number of single person households relate to a nation being reserved or not?

Surely it's more to do with amount of couples/single people?


Not saying this in a "you're wrong" way.. btw Genuine question


Maybe less reserved people would live with friends instead. But here it seems about 50 % prefer to live on their own. I wouldn't call it reserved though as that's a very negatively charged word.

My argument for swedes being reserved was not those numbers however, that was just a "fun fact" thingy which might aswell be due to it's easier to get an apartment here on your own and be able to afford it than in for example Spain or Italy. If if the rents were to go down in Italy or some other place and more apartments being available for hire on your own maybe those numbers would rise in other countries too.
Might be a socio-economic reason behind it as the second highest number is Finland and then it's Denmark, Netherlands and a few other of the northern european "richer" countries.

It can go both ways I assume.

I know for one in Spain kids live with their mom and dad till their 30's quite regularly. Partly due to the stronger family bonds but partly due to the horrible economy and the nigh-on-impossiblity of finding an apartment nowadays.
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Last edited by JohnnyGenzale at Feb 25, 2012,
#97
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
I'm going outside soon, grabbing myself a pizza and then I'm off to the "replokal" to jam.

Was down at "Röda Sten" the other day with my camera. Was quite nice there with the sun setting down and the big bridge and all that jazz. But I'm a horrible photographer. You been to Drömmarnas kaj yet since moving here? You should go there this spring. Will surely be lovely to go there with a camera and some wine or a guitar or something and just sit there.

And yes, I was absolutely shocked when I read those numbers. I mean sure, "ettor" are the most common apartments but still, 47 % is ****ing crazy.


Ah sweet, I like röda sten. Any pics up?

I actually haven't heard of drömmarnas kaj, where is that? I like to go to Japanträdgården in Botaniska trädgården in spring, they have cherry trees that blossom.

Living in a student complex with a bunch of "ettor" I can definetely say it seems like everyone's reserved. No one says hi to each other in the stairs, unless you say it first. Well, except for the girls I meet

Quote by sam b
How does the number of single person households relate to a nation being reserved or not?

Surely it's more to do with amount of couples/single people?

Not saying this in a "you're wrong" way.. btw Genuine question


I think people living on their own and not have the same day-to-day social interaction as someone who lives with other people have has a tendency to either be more reserved or possibly become more reserved. It's a chicken or the egg thing really. Do they live alone because they're reserved? Or are they reserved because they live alone?

Of course, it's not like you automatically become reserved because you live alone but I think it correlated. With a high number like that it's difficult to think in different patterns.

Quote by JohnnyGenzale
I know for one in Spain kids live with their mom and dad till their 30's quite regularly. Partly due to the stronger family bonds but partly due to the horrible economy and the nigh-on-impossiblity of finding an apartment nowadays.


Same in Italy, around 30-40% of people up to the age of 30 live with their parents.
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#98
Quote by JohnnyGenzale


great swedes think alike.

47 was the number for sweden

here comes the complete list from 2003 - percentages of one-person-households in Europe.

Belgium: 32
Cyprus: 16
Denmark: 37
Estonia: 31
Finland: 39
France: 30
Greece: 20
Ireland: 22
Italy: 25
Latvia: 24
Lituania: 29
Luxemburg: 29
Malta: 15
Netherlands: 34
Poland: 25
Portugal: 17
Slovakia: 26
Slovenia: 22
Spain: 20
UK: 31
Sweden: 47
Czech Rep: 30
Germany: 37
Hungary: 26
Austria: 31

That's quite a lot higher than the general numbers in Europe.

Sweden sounds brilliant. *packs bags*
#99
Quote by Kensai
. Today it's sunny and 8*c, I hope everyone's been outside atleast once.

Oh hey its 8*C looks like it's an outside day today HAHA. Do you see how ridiculous that is.
In my country if it's under 13*C people are inside with fires on.
How would you people do in a 45*C heat.
#100
I am quite reserved myself, but now I want to go to sweden and sit next to people and talk to them just to make them feel awkward. who is going with me?

Also @ the dutch stroopwafel one, hagelslag is much worse to miss abroad.
Quote by Carmel
I can't believe you are whoring yourself out like that.

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#101
Quote by mybanez

How would you people do in a 45*C heat.

Drink a beer in the sauna, obviously

That's the onyl place it's getting over 35C in Scandinavia
#102
Quote by mybanez
Oh hey its 8*C looks like it's an outside day today HAHA. Do you see how ridiculous that is.
In my country if it's under 13*C people are inside with fires on.
How would you people do in a 45*C heat.

When I was excavating in Brazil it regularly got to 35-40*c, and we were working outside in the field with no natural protection from the sun. Hats and sun screen, then it wasn't a problem.

Aussies are such pussies when it comes to temperatures below 25*c: 13*c is t-shirt weather.

Quote by Neo Evil11
I am quite reserved myself, but now I want to go to sweden and sit next to people and talk to them just to make them feel awkward. who is going with me?

Also @ the dutch stroopwafel one, hagelslag is much worse to miss abroad.


I've done that a few times. Sometimes people open up, but mostly they're like "wuuuut" since talking to people on the tram/bus isn't proper etiquette.
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#103
Quote by Kensai
I've done that a few times. Sometimes people open up, but mostly they're like "wuuuut" since talking to people on the tram/bus isn't proper etiquette.

It isn't always proper etiquette here. But when a normal person talks to you, you usually talk back.
there was this hilly billy trying to flirt with a hot girl in the train yesterday and she responded politely to his questions first, but then she got enough of it and acted like I was one of her friends she just saw and she sat next to me. After a few laughs about what an idiot that guy was, we didn't talk for the other hour. I must be a swede somewhere deep inside.
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I can't believe you are whoring yourself out like that.

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#104
Quote by Kensai
Ah sweet, I like röda sten. Any pics up?

I actually haven't heard of drömmarnas kaj, where is that? I like to go to Japanträdgården in Botaniska trädgården in spring, they have cherry trees that blossom.

Living in a student complex with a bunch of "ettor" I can definetely say it seems like everyone's reserved. No one says hi to each other in the stairs, unless you say it first. Well, except for the girls I meet


I have some pics on my computer but no place to upload them to.

Drömmarnas kaj is Gullbergskaj, you know the song Gullbergskajs Paradis? It's basically a "kaj" with loads of old boats that were meant to be sailing but people somehow never managed to go away so the boats are just lying around, some are sunk and some are extremely shabby. If you go to the Operahuset and then take a right, saying if you're coming from Lilla Bommen, then you're gonna head straight for the bridge, Göta Älvbron and go below it and continue further, behind Swedish Match and the Post office. And there is a big "kaj" with loads of boats.

I'll find you a linky



Basically the colored strip along the harbour there.
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#109
Quote by BlacksailsTippa
Tbh, that has never made sense for me. I personally pronounce 7 like 'shoe' not 'soo' (or suu whatevs)

Yeah, come to think of it, from my Swedish lessons I also got the impression it should actually be more like "shoe".

Still a half decent joke
#110
Let's keep this shit going, it's the closest thing we have to a swedish thread













Quote by Neo Evil11
It isn't always proper etiquette here. But when a normal person talks to you, you usually talk back.
there was this hilly billy trying to flirt with a hot girl in the train yesterday and she responded politely to his questions first, but then she got enough of it and acted like I was one of her friends she just saw and she sat next to me. After a few laughs about what an idiot that guy was, we didn't talk for the other hour. I must be a swede somewhere deep inside.


You are

Should've talked to her!

Quote by JohnnyGenzale
I have some pics on my computer but no place to upload them to.

Drömmarnas kaj is Gullbergskaj, you know the song Gullbergskajs Paradis? It's basically a "kaj" with loads of old boats that were meant to be sailing but people somehow never managed to go away so the boats are just lying around, some are sunk and some are extremely shabby. If you go to the Operahuset and then take a right, saying if you're coming from Lilla Bommen, then you're gonna head straight for the bridge, Göta Älvbron and go below it and continue further, behind Swedish Match and the Post office. And there is a big "kaj" with loads of boats.

I'll find you a linky

http://www.muller.se/angela/archives/pics/1_drommarnaskaj.jpg[/img

Basically the colored strip along the harbour there.


Ah thanks, bro

Haha, didn't know Gullbergskaj was about that. When it gets warmer (like tomorrow, 10*c according to SMHI) I'll check it out.
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#111
These are so true it hurts, still hilarious.

I guess i will be seeing you fellow Göteborgare at Botaniska and Gullbergskajen this spring! I especially visit Botaniska with my camera quite often, i'll be sure to keep my eyes open for you guys.
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#112
Quote by Zox
These are so true it hurts, still hilarious.

I guess i will be seeing you fellow Göteborgare at Botaniska and Gullbergskajen this spring! I especially visit Botaniska with my camera quite often, i'll be sure to keep my eyes open for you guys.


Do so. I'll probably visit Gullbergskaj some times @ spring. I'm a horrible photographer however but it's still enjoyable.

Where in Göteborg do you live btw?
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#114
Quote by JohnnyGenzale
Where in Göteborg do you live btw?


About 10 minutes from Botaniska on foot. Exact location is classified.
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#115
So I youtubed Brannboll, expecting a variation of baseball, but got this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVzd1xWatV8

You guys is silly.
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i kinda wish we all had a penis and vagina instead of buttholes

i mean no offense to buttholes and poop or anything

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#116
Quote by Zox
About 10 minutes from Botaniska on foot. Exact location is classified.


That's boring. Central though. That's nice.
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#117
Quote by element4433
So I youtubed Brannboll, expecting a variation of baseball, but got this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVzd1xWatV8

You guys is silly.


It's basically a very scaled down version of baseball without a pitcher.
More or less the perfect spring/summer game to be played with a large slightly drunk group of people.
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#118
Quote by Zox
It's basically a very scaled down version of baseball without a pitcher.
More or less the perfect spring/summer game to be played with a large slightly drunk group of people.


I usually just hit the ball with a total angle to the right or left. Basically just directly into the forest if it's nearby. That usually makes things interesting.
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#119
Quote by Zox
About 10 minutes from Botaniska on foot. Exact location is classified.

Really? Last summer I lived in a place just 10 minutes away from Botaniska. You didn't live near M-landsgatan did you?

Quote by JohnnyGenzale
I usually just hit the ball with a total angle to the right or left. Basically just directly into the forest if it's nearby. That usually makes things interesting.

One time in grade school I accidentally threw away the brännbollsträ... got yelled at by the teacher.
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#120
Quote by Kensai
Really? Last summer I lived in a place just 10 minutes away from Botaniska. You didn't live near M-landsgatan did you?


Yes, one stop away. I live in a certain Ä-gård.
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