Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Reflektioner över svenska dagens ord

Image hosted by"Puss" på svenska betyder "kiss" på engelska. "Puss" på engelska betyder "kat" (eller kanske borde man också säga "mus") på svenska.

"Kiss" på svenska betyder "pee" på engelska.

See why I am easily confused?

I saw these toys Kiss och Bajs (Pee and Poo) in a store window in Söder this afternoon, and while I guess they would be a useful potty training instrument, they just don't seem to be the kind of stuffed toy you would want to cuddle up and snuggle with.

Or maybe that's just me?


Blogger Swedish Girl said...

"I buy pink sheet" was a hilarious joke when I was nine and started learning English.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Curiosa said...

Ok, I have read that phrase over and over several times, and I still don't get it. Is it because "sheet" sounds like "shit" when pronounced with a swedish accent? But why pink?

10:30 PM  
Anonymous ban~ken said...

Scatological deconstruction: "aja baja" = 'shame on you' also "aj" = 'ouch' and "baja" = 'to poop'; "pink" = 'pee'; "skit" = 'crap.'

11:14 PM  
Blogger eff said...

"She buys pink sheets with a kiss" is the full phrase, if I'm not mistaken.

The Swedish verb "pinka" roughly means "to tinkle". Of course, "buys" when pronounced 'right' sounds like the Swedish "bajs" which you probably know what it means (poo!). And if you pronounce "sheet" like "shit" and then factor in the kiss, well, the comedy is complete.

It's great fun when you're just learning English, in any case. :)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Swedish Girl said...

Ah, it makes more sense now...

6:44 PM  

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