1.26.2007

Found Friday Strikes Again

Two delicious code switching lists found on the floor at the gym this past Tuesday. And to the kind member of the Found Friday Research collective who slipped the found list under my office door: thank you!

6 comments:

  1. Nothing like a little limsa to wash down the gurka.

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  2. Anonymous1:28 PM

    The list is primarily in Swedish, for those who can't tell Swedish from other European languages (or from other Scandinavian languages, for that matter). What's interesting linguistically is that the items in English are the items that are not available or in everyday use in Sweden (e.g. avacado, chili sauce, etc.). The Scandinavians don't have a culture that values produce the way those of us who have access to California food distribution networks do. Instead, they have a culture that values design, technology, and social fairness and tolerance. (I'd gladly give up avacados for that.)

    My take is: give that Swede credit for branching out to the world of avacados and chili! -tt

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  3. I fear a Swede's first attempt at making burritos.

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  4. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Here's a translation of the lists:

    tomato (pine nut?)
    avocado
    white balsamic
    sweet chili
    salad dressing mix
    forks
    (Dailyware Superstrong Diamond)
    plates
    soda/Perrier

    toothbrush
    mouthwash x 2
    laundry soap
    cotton
    skewers
    ground meat
    carrots
    garlic
    sauce vegetables: bell pepper
    broccoli
    asparagus
    carrots
    tomato sauce
    lettuce
    cucumber

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    Seems like he or she is planning a dinner for some guests (hence forks). The menu might include:
    - green salad
    - tomato-based hunter's stew with (usually with meat and rice and vegetables in)

    He or she is probably frustrated they can't just buy the mix for the stew.

    -tt and -tot

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  5. Another translation! (hoped you'd go there!)

    Of course, add this to my monthly bill. :)

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  6. Anonymous9:53 PM

    Have you seen this site? http://www.grocerylists.org/
    I once had an obsession with saving found shopping lists when i was a kid. I should have saved them...

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