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Reply Fri 10 Mar, 2017 04:57 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/10/scandi-words-hygge-language-mowenna-ferrier

I'm betting you will have opinions..
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centrox
 
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Reply Fri 10 Mar, 2017 05:34 pm
We have been subjected to hygge stuff in Britain for about 2 years, or to be exact, a British media over-simplification of a Danish/Norwegian thing. From an earlier Guardian article:

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This year’s most overhyped trend is a wholesome Danish concept of cosiness, used to sell everything from fluffy socks to vegan shepherd’s pie. But the version we’re buying is a British invention – and the real thing is less cuddly than it seems.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/22/hygge-conspiracy-denmark-cosiness-trend

Didn't Sofie Gråbøl's pullover start it all off? Useful corrective here:

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/hygge-is-byllshytte-20161103116473

While visiting that site, I came across this:

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A GROUP of American tourists claims everything they have seen in Swindon is magical like the world of Harry Potter.

The group, from Lubbock, Texas, believes that any building dating from before 1963 is “so Hogwarts” and could just imagine the boy wizard racing above the train station on his broomstick.

Mary Fisher said: “Boy, everything in Britain sure is quaint and enchanting. Is the Ministry of Magic based in that towerblock?

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/swindon-just-like-harry-potter-say-americans-20170310123806




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saab
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 03:50 am
Hello ossobuco.

I have read the article earlier and it is so true.
Lagom is very Swedish and somehow a word difficult to explain or even translate.
It is also the atmosphere created by the people - it is not how a room is decorated.
Here is Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmonds which for me is full of hygge even if the
British leave the doors open and a cold wind blows thru
http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/media/141614
/angel_loungevenue.jpg
Here is Leonardo Hotel, Hannover, Germany - there is no hzgge
https://www.tagungshotel.com/bilder/1116060366-homefoto-detail2.jpg

This is Plaza Hotel Copenhagen - the Library Bar
http://q-ec.bstatic.com/images/hotel/840x460/447/44770386.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/37/68/20/376820c1fe686692fad31f7a20be0511.jpg
Hotel Linnea Helsingborg Sweden
https://pix6.agoda.net/hotelImages/155/155006/155006_14050918190019367107.jpg?s=1024x768
centrox
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 04:21 am
@saab,
saab wrote:
Lagom is very Swedish and somehow a word difficult to explain or even translate.
It is also the atmosphere created by the people - it is not how a room is decorated.
Here is Angel Hotel, Bury St. Edmonds which for me is full of hygge even if the
British leave the doors open and a cold wind blows thru
http://www.afternoontea.co.uk/media/141614
/angel_loungevenue.jpg
Here is Leonardo Hotel, Hannover, Germany - there is no hzgge
https://www.tagungshotel.com/bilder/1116060366-homefoto-detail2.jpg

An British person might say the part of the Angel Hotel at Bury St Edmunds in the picture is 'cosy' - it is a corner location, the sofas are close together and in front of a fireplace, so the people using that area will feel safe from the closeness of the walls, and be warm socially and warm physically, and the Leonardo Hotel location might be called 'cold' or 'impersonal', as it has the opposite qualities, and is geometrical and modern-brutalist. Cosy roughly means warm and comfortable - you would get a cosy feeling in winter from drinking hot chocolate while sitting near a fire in a comfortable chair with a cat asleep on your lap.
saab
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 04:34 am
@centrox,
I tried to sit in the lobby of Leonardy hotel. The chairs are hard as stone. Notice you cannot even face the person you want to speak to.
Angel Hotel has several of those cosy corners for one or more people in the lobby. It is rather easy to have a small chat with a person when you sit there.
Not too much not too little - just lagom.
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ekename
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 01:29 am
It's hyggeldy pyggeldy but I'm glad I went there that night (to say nothing of the others).

http://www.marblebarsydney.com.au/assets/images/marble_bar_w_painting.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 02:13 am
@ekename,
....and where is this place?
ekename
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 02:57 am
@saab,
How about some Blue Swede while we sing along to the hygge of the ouga, right click on the bar image, copy the image address into another tab and sydney's your uncle?

saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 03:55 am
@ekename,
Thanks - I found it.
This won the Eurovision 1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsVeMz1F5c
ekename
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 04:08 am
@saab,
I'll call and meet your Waterloo



And raise you a Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight).

saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 05:02 am
@ekename,
How about this man after midnight
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ae/4b/99/ae4b9919e3c785bd872a9ed4934f4acf.jpg
ekename
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 05:16 am
@saab,
Heroes are good any time of day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henning_Mankell
saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 Mar, 2017 05:47 am
@ekename,
Thank you for the music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcbw4IEY5w
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