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My brother arrived yesterday and after we picked him up, brought him home, fed him, and got things settled, Karin decided it would be the ideal time to start his Swedish lessons. She climbed into his lap in the big chair with her Barnens engelska ordbok A-Z (Children's English Wordbook) and proceeded to go through the words with him, one by one, laughing and grimacing at his pronunciations.

The books is divided into chapters by letters and consists of page after page of pictures with the English word under it and the Swedish translation written beneath that. There are about 800 words in all, though since the book is British in origin some of them are unfamiliar to my kids. After laboriously plowing through the A's and the B's, while Anders, Martin and I laughed from the sofa on the other side of the room, I suggested that maybe she should do a couple of letters a night instead of the whole book at once. She agreed, and then gave him a quiz on the words they had done so far, telling him at one point that he sounded like he was speaking Danish.

Afterwards, he sat and flipped through the book with her, trying out words here and there, but he stopped rather abruptly when he came to the T's and holding up the book to point at a picture, asked me, "Okay, I get that ta means to take but WHAT THE HECK IS HE TAKING IN THIS PICTURE??"

I peered at the illustration and then answered, "It's a kanelbulle, a Swedish cinnamon bun."

"Uh huh," he said doubtfully. "I think I'd be more confident about that if the picture in front of it was something else. As it is, I think he ought to be using a baggie."

mood: amused
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I saw the image before I read your post, so I was wondering what kind of image that was... ;-))

HAHAHAHAHA! That gave me a great big laugh, thank you! :)

I don't see any sugar pearls on it, I'm not convinced it's a Swedish cinnamon roll. I think we need to check with the Judges on this one? Judges, dog turd or kanelbulle?

Well, if it's a dog turd, it's certainly the most "symmetrical"(?) one I've ever seen! Which reminds me of a potty-training story my sister tells about her daughter looking into the toilet bowl and saying, "Look Mom! I made a paisley!"

BWAHAHAHA! That was even funnier!

Ha! Good one! :)

Hahahahaha! That is hilarious!

Hahahahahahaha!!!! I love it!

Oh, this faux pas is too funny!!


Thanks for the big laugh! Love, Lizardmom


Hahaha! He does have a very good point there!!

Haha so funny!


hmmm, one suspects your brother identified some university humour from the artist....Swedish bun indeed :)

Funniest thing I've seen in days!

Ahahaha! Your post made me snort. Tell where my mind's at, I thought it was poopy from the very first glance.

"Honey! The dog made a cinnamon bun on the carpet, come get it!"

That's the best laugh I've had all day! Thanks for...sharing. Ha.

ha ha ha HA

Sounds like FUN! And, yes-- that man should have a baggie on his hand for sure!


My Swedish would be SO much better if I'd only learned it from this book!


OMG! I nearly shit myself (no pun intended) when I saw that photo. Too, too funny. And now that it is the 10th, HAPPY BIRTHDAY beautiful! I hope your day is full of magic and light and beauty.


aw, thanks!! So far, it's a pretty good day!

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