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What do you think of Swedish people?

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 04:43 am
Housewife also has an English meaning, which is probably becoming obscure in this age of electronically-induced ignorance, with people rarely picking up an actual book so as to read it. It means a sewing kit, containing various colors of thread, needles, pins, a thimble and a small scissors. In that context, the term is sometimes spelled "hussif," a phonetic spelling. It is used as recently as 1935 in Forester's novel The African Queen. Housewife and hussy--how to tell them apart?
saab
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 05:26 am
@Setanta,
Thank you for making me remember the nightmares of certain Christmas gifts
I had an aunt, who gave me a hussif for Christmas every year between my 10th and 13th year (with question mark) but there about four or five.
Sewing was about on the bottom of my list of fun.
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alexpari1
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2016 07:18 pm
@saab,
Hej saab. I'm learning swedish on my own because I'm planning to move there when I grow up, I also have some friends in Stockholm and Malmö. I am not that good yet
saab
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 01:03 am
@alexpari1,
Hej Alex
Fantastic that you can teach yourself Swedish
Fantastiskt att du can lära dig själv svenska
Do you have one of those teach yourself books with a cd?
Har du en av dessa lär dig själv böcker med en cd?
Swedish pronunciation can be difficult
Svenskt uttal kan vara svårt.
What do you want to study?
Vad vill du studera?
Have a nice sunday.
Ha en trevlig söndag.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 03:49 am
@saab,
There is a program thru EU - have to find out more - where you can study one year in another EU country.
Look into that.
Calculate you will more or less loose one year in Italian school. But instead you will learn something else.
It is good to live some time in another country before you desiced to move there.
Reality can be very different from dreams.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 10:44 am
@Setanta,
Quote:
In that context, the term is sometimes spelled "hussif,"

These were issued to soldiers in the British Army to enable them to make repairs to their uniforms, until the 1960s, if not later, and were inspected along with the rest of a soldier's equipment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/e0bc9c31fed55d36b6ccc2ec8f24fbf357c6ddf1.jpg
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 20 Mar, 2016 01:26 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Cool beans, Boss . . . thanks.
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