Friday, November 18, 2005


The 26th of every month (the day after payday), Valborgsafton** , and ski vacations in the Alps nonwithstanding, Swedes are usually a very sober, polite, and somewhat reserved people. However, Swedes also have a habit of dropping a rather loud phrase in English in the middle of an otherwise hushed conversation in Swedish. Today's "quote of the day" has to make you wonder what the rest of the conversation was about:

"Sex is not the answer, it's the question. And the answer is yes."

**Think Sweden meets Animal House. Every year on the eve of April 30th, drunken college and high school students celebrate the arrival of Spring with fire, lots of snaps, and silly white hats.


Blogger Blogoholic said...

Dear Curiosa,
Please tell me more about "silly white hats" at valborgsmässoafton, nothing we have here in MBFN, were I live.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Cindy aka Epicentre said...

Midsommarafton! You forgot midsommarafton! Who's sober that day?

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Haddock said...

It's a line from a film. The conversation might not have anything to do with sex. It's just a cool line to drop.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Curiosa said...


you know, the graduation hats. or am i mixing this up with another swedish holiday?


yes, i stand corrected.


the conversation probably didn't have anything to do with sex, but i can have fun imagining it did, can't i? :)

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Löv löv lööööv your blog! Thanks for the much needed laughs!
...and you forgot Lucia!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Johan Sundström said...

(Very often white) graduation hats and Valborgsmässoafton coincide in many cities, but there is no "country global" correlation, so to speak. It's more of a bundling of events, where there were already festivities to begin with.

11:45 PM  

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