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15 Swedish Words We Should Incorporate Into English Immediately

kateoplis:

“Swedish, adding to all the awesomeness, has proven especially adept at coining new words for the new circumstances occasioned by new technologies. Below, some of the best Swedologisms I could find, via the Swedish news site The Local. We should, obviously, incorporate them into English as soon as possible.

1. Bloggbävning, n.
Definition: Literally translating to “blogquake,” the word describes the process by which a topic explodes in the blogosphere and is then picked up by more mainstream media outlets.
Used in an English sentence: “Man, that ‘ogooglebar’ thing really caused a bloggbävning today.”

2. Livslogga, v.
Definition: Literally translating to “life log,” the word refers to continually documenting one’s life in pictures.
Used in an English sentence: “I know my Instagram is full of retro-looking pictures of salads, but what can I say? It’s fun to livslogga.”

3. Ogooglebar, adj.
Definition: Literally meaning “ungoogleable,” the term is used to describe someone or something that doesn’t show up in Google results.
Used in an English sentence: “I’m going on a date tonight, but he’s totally ogooglebar! What are the odds he’s an axe murderer?”

4. Nomofob, n. 
Definition: A person who feels anxious at the very thought of being separated from his or her mobile phone. (Adapted from the clunky English “no mobile phone phobia.”) 
Used in an English sentence: “I’d love to go swimming, but I can’t be in the water for very long — I’m sort of a nomofob.”

Read on.

daniellehiscock:

2 years ago, I would have been ashamed to admit that this is what i look like naked.
I would much rather have shaved my head than be seen with no clothes on.
I dont know why i was so insecure? But i remember always thinking that everytime someone stared at me it was because i was ugly or fat or had something wrong with me.
When in all honesty people stare.
Its what we do, Regardless of what we look like.
Were always unintentionally observing the world and the people around us.
So over the years i have learnt that no matter where you are or what you look like, you will never be able to please everyone. 
People will always stare and they will always judge you.
But keep in mind that the people out there who think your unattractive or ”ugly” will feel more comfortable to tell you the negatives. Compared to the people who admire you, they will more than likely always keep it to themselves.
Which is why we always seem to doubt ourselves.
So just because someone doesnt tell you they think your beautiful, doesnt necessarily mean they think your ugly.
Someone will always be thinner
or prettier
or funnier
or smarter
OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.
So why spend our lives trying to win an impossible battle?
You will never win.
Its taken me 20 long and painful years, but ive finally learnt to stop complaining and live my life with what ive been given. 
Because in all honesty a life spent wishing is a life spent wasting.




Incredible that at 20 she’s getting this, taken me a fair while longer!

daniellehiscock:

2 years ago, I would have been ashamed to admit that this is what i look like naked.

I would much rather have shaved my head than be seen with no clothes on.

I dont know why i was so insecure? But i remember always thinking that everytime someone stared at me it was because i was ugly or fat or had something wrong with me.

When in all honesty people stare.

Its what we do, Regardless of what we look like.

Were always unintentionally observing the world and the people around us.

So over the years i have learnt that no matter where you are or what you look like, you will never be able to please everyone. 

People will always stare and they will always judge you.

But keep in mind that the people out there who think your unattractive or ”ugly” will feel more comfortable to tell you the negatives. Compared to the people who admire you, they will more than likely always keep it to themselves.

Which is why we always seem to doubt ourselves.

So just because someone doesnt tell you they think your beautiful, doesnt necessarily mean they think your ugly.

Someone will always be thinner

or prettier

or funnier

or smarter

OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.

So why spend our lives trying to win an impossible battle?

You will never win.

Its taken me 20 long and painful years, but ive finally learnt to stop complaining and live my life with what ive been given. 

Because in all honesty a life spent wishing is a life spent wasting.

Incredible that at 20 she’s getting this, taken me a fair while longer!

(Source: firedrainedvein)

Super stormy day at work- this is much before the worst of it, but I didn’t get any pics of the peak.  I’d forgotten to charge my phone and due to the power cut (that was due to the storm) my phone died just at this moment.  
The whole building shook as the waves hit.  

Super stormy day at work- this is much before the worst of it, but I didn’t get any pics of the peak.  I’d forgotten to charge my phone and due to the power cut (that was due to the storm) my phone died just at this moment.  

The whole building shook as the waves hit.  

Think I want to be a Christmas stylist when I grow up. Excited!

Think I want to be a Christmas stylist when I grow up. Excited!