Friday, July 24, 2009

Spot on.


Swedes are very often subject to an inferiority complex towards English. I guess this is pretty common in many countries where English is seen as something new and cool compared to the native language. But really, do the politicians have to engage in this as well? The article is about the spreading of English all around Sweden, for example by giving instances in Stockholm English names. I will translate some of my favorite quotes.

"You can start to wonder if our pathetic Stockholm politicians have time to do anything else than hang around at Google translate."

"Young people use English words even when there are perfectly good Swedish ones, perhaps because they haven't read enough Swedish literature in order to master and play around with their native tongue."

"... instead a lot of politicians act precisely like those teenagers who think that Swedish is just sooo boring."

1 comment:

  1. Too true!
    Interesting site, i'll be back!