We’d like to give our sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the people of Norway, even more so the loved ones of the victims of the Oslo/Utoya massacre.
It has been confirmed that 92 youths between the ages of 13 to 20 were found dead on the island of Utoya outside Oslo, may they all rest in peace.
And may the evil bastard who was behind all this be put away for life. There are no words for this dreadful event…Really…
Towns vs Districts vs Countries
I would like to know what the general Swede tend to think of each other, such as how the people from Stockholm thinks of the people from Gothenburg, north vs south and also what they think of their neighbouring countries. ty
As for what stockholmers and gothenburgers…[??]- think about each other, I can’t really answer that since I don’t and never have, lived in one of those places. I can, however, offer you the general view on people that live furthest down South which are referred to as “skåningar" [skaw-ning-ar] …because they live in the region known as Skåne.
This is to be read rather loosely and with a pinch of salt, note that this isn’t factual, only opinion-based, don’t be offended if you disagree, submit your own opinion at the bottom of the post!;
From personal experience and stories from people I know, skåningar aren’t very liked up in Stockholm, for instance. One of the reasons is because skåningar speak with a very defined and clear southern accent which the stockholmers find us “stupid” and “farmer-like” for using. Also, Skåne used to belong to Denmark hundreds of years ago, [which to me, doesn’t really make sense in a way, since Skåne is connected to Sweden….] so the younger generation of Swedes have started an internet campaign called “Dig up Skåne”, just an innocent joke…I hope..
As for the opinion on stockholmers by people living down south;
Skåningar like to refer to stockholmers as “08:or” [noll aw-ttor], the dialing code for Stockholm. Skåningar find stockholmers rather pompous and snobbish because the stockholmers in turn, look down on skåningar. Also, the neutral accent in Sweden is known as "Rikssvenska", an accent not very commonly found down south. The stockholmers, however, believe that they speak it every day and the general opinion in the south is that, well…they don’t- and therefore sound stupid for speaking and claiming such a thing.
Back to the general Swedish opinion, before things get ugly between north and south;
I would go on, but I’m pretty sure this post would never end if I did. I’m having a hard time telling this apart from that.
So now it’s up to you readers out there, care to add anything to what I just wrote? Completely disagree with the general opinion we’ve laid forth? No worries, just answer below, what you think would best answer luckysaloon’s question and inquiries.
What do you think?