Norway + Sweden = True
Today is Norway’s independence day. Independence from… that’s right - Sweden.
But Norway and Sweden will always be brothers. Sibling love and rivalry included.
Decades ago a lot of people moved to Sweden because there was work there, and little in Norway in their fields. Today a lot of young Swedes come to Norway to get jobs.
I know quite a few, and I was talking to one girl right after she came. I told her there was a lot of cultural difference, especially when it came to food. She almost got angry with me. Granted, Swedish culture has changed a lot over the years, and I know a lot about the culture from a ways back. But guess who had the last laugh. They complain bitterly about Norwegians not eating warm lunch! That’s just not a custom here. We eat our brÃ¸dskive (almost like sandwich) instead. Many Swedes will make lunch late the day before and take it to work, cold. I just shake my head.
The language is pretty similar, and almost all Norwegians understand Swedish. But the reverse is not true. I’ve heard quite a few amusing stories, when one of the girls has been working in cafe’s and similar. She’s misunderstood SOOO many terms. It’s quite
You see, us Norwegians have watched Swedish television forever, but the reverse is not true!