Cows on Ice and Owls in the Bog - The Weird and Wonderful World of Scandinavian Sayings (compiled by)

Author(s): Sarah Lundon and Katarina Montnémery

Language and Dictionaries

Scandinavians are cooler, sexier, and more stylish than the rest of us. They have a higher standard of living, greater economic opportunity and equality, the world's best restaurants, and moody TV dramas involving murders and sweaters.


But did you know, amidst the obsession with hygge, IKEA, and lagom, that Scandinavian sayings are absolutely BIZARRE?


Take the Swedish 'Skita i det bl a sk pet', which roughly translates as 'You've done a poop in the blue locker' ('You've really messed things up now'). Or, in Norway, 'F dt bak en brunost': 'He was born behind a brown cheese' (this chap is a bit slow on the uptake). In Denmark you might say instead: 'Han har roterende fis i kasketten' (he's got rotating crap in his cap).


This witty, enlightening book will give you 50 phrases you never knew you needed in your life, explaining their origin and literal translations, with fun color illustrations throughout.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781787134720
  • : Quadrille Publishing, Limited
  • : Quadrille Publishing, Limited
  • : 0.01
  • : September 2019
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Special Fields

  • : Sarah Lundon and Katarina Montnémery
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 088
  • : 144