A Conversation for Sweden
Inkwash Started conversation Mar 14, 2002
Excuse me but...
...isn't the name of this town humourous to the very people who live there? It's just a short mouth movement away from being Jävlig Staden!
Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!) Posted May 6, 2002
Umm.. No, not really. Mayeb when you're young you like the name, cause it can get you out of trouble if you've used a swear word and your parents have caught you, but other than that, no one really thinks about it. At least not to my knowledge. Could just be me, though.
Inkwash Posted May 8, 2002
Not like in England then, where we still delight in such quaint names as Wet Wang and Bushy Bottom...
Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!) Posted May 8, 2002
Well, even if Gävle isn't that much of a cause for snickering, there are plenty of other places in Sweden where you smile at the names. Like Trosa, a town about an hour south of Stockholm, whose name literally means 'Knicker'.
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