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  1. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Apr 6, 2016

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    One of the greatest film documentations of american regionalism!
     
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  2. styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Apr 6, 2016

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    I felt right at home. Some things missing though - for the real Swedish experience. They are not telling everyone what they did at the bathroom/rest room - and why. And they are not saying tack (thank you) every second word.
     
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  3. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Apr 6, 2016

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    Is it well-known in Sweden?
     
  4. styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Apr 6, 2016

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    What is? Fargo or the Scandinavian connection to some of the states?
     
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  5. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Apr 6, 2016

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    the film.
     
  6. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Apr 6, 2016

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    I assume the connection is well known - there must be as many people of Swedish ancestry in those states as there are people living in Sweden, no?
     
  7. styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Apr 6, 2016

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    Very. It is a funny film and the Coens are good at what they do. And our Swedish actor Peter Stormare has a nice role in the film... Gaear Grimsrud.

    The connection - yes, there was a large emigration from Sweden during the period of 1850 to 1900 - circa 1.5 million left Sweden because of, mostly, poverty. The major part left for the US. Many of them ended up in Minnesota and other states with a similar climate to home. I guess if they were 1 million then - there are probably quite a lot of US citizes with the right language genes today... ;)
     
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  8. adrienbelanger Apr 6, 2016

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    I think the 'tre kronor' is one of the nicest military markings you can find on a watch -- way better than a broad arrow and light years ahead of an acronym.
     
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  9. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2016

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    Our Volvo history:
    1968 144........green wife ^
    1972 164........maroon me ^
    1975 164........copper wife ^ all bought used, young and poor :)
    (Mazda/Ford gap)
    2001 S40........green wife
    2007 XC70 ....Lava me
    2013 S60R T6 .Silver wife
    2015.5 XC70 T6 .Bronze me
     
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  10. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Apr 6, 2016

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    1980 244 totaled 240k miles
    1988 244 (240) 186k
    1998 S70 totaled 46k
    1998 S70 130k
    2008 S60 127k so far

    So, if my pattern continues, I should be ready in 2018.

    The P1800 is still on my wish list but I live in a condo now and don't want any auto parts on my watch bench!
     
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  11. ConElPueblo Apr 7, 2016

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    Oi, you! That's not how it's supposed to go! We snatch the good-looking British girls, not the other way around!
     
  12. tyrantlizardrex Apr 7, 2016

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    Half Danish, half German, born in the UK, posh accent... I'm keeping her, mitts off! :D
     
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  13. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 7, 2016

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    Well you're getting your 100,000 service discount :thumbsup:
     
  14. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 7, 2016

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    She has not heard his offer yet :rolleyes:
     
  15. tyrantlizardrex Apr 7, 2016

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    Well if you want to come manage the build project...

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  16. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 7, 2016

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    You're forgetting that the Swedes are the masters of bathrooms. :rolleyes:
     
  17. tyrantlizardrex Apr 7, 2016

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    The bathroom is done... It's just everything else! :whistling:
     
  18. styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Apr 7, 2016

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    Do you think it is a coincidence that Swedens songs for the eurovision song contest has been:

    Waterloo (ABBA - winning the contest)
    Diggi loo (Herreys - winning)
    Boogaloo (Lotta Engberg - 12th place)
     
  19. ConElPueblo Apr 7, 2016

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    Well, I'm a Dane, master of, uh. pastry? I am a pretty mean cook, actually...

    But I've recently completed a pretty much top-bottom renovation of our house which we bought year and a half ago, and I do have some DIY skills. Pretty competent at laying parquet floors, doing up walls, painting, putting in new windows, etc.

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  20. tyrantlizardrex Apr 7, 2016

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    Are you available to lay our Parquet floor? ;)