10 IKEA Product Names That Don’t Quite Translate

They may sound cute and cuddly in Swedish, but these product names really utfart my American gronsaker.

1. 1. Great name for a glam metal band!

…but when it’s sheets, all I can think of is Dutch Swedish ovens.

ID: 877794

“Thank you, 1986! We are… STENKLOVER!

ID: 877797

3. 2. Sounds like a real sexpot. Ahem.

Apparently EVERYBODY gets to lick the spoon with this one.

ID: 877873

4. 3. It’s not a boomerang at all.

But will that stop children from throwing them?

ID: 877915

5. 4. My Florts also come in assorted colors.

Seriously though, it sounds like when you’re farting and you get scared halfway through.

ID: 877932

6. 5. You’ve got to admit, it’s a catchy name!

According to legend, if you say it three times in front of a mirror, you get visited by the ghost of famous Swede Ingmar Bergman!

ID: 877951

7. 6. Brb, gonna go take a wicked GRUNDTAL.

To be fair, the name does get to the point.

ID: 877981

8. 7. Turns out that GRUNDTAL was a real FLARDFULL!

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Probably based on that classic Swedish western, A Flardfull of Kronas.

ID: 878000

9. 8. There’s a little bit of Billy in every single one.

Seriously though, this creeps me the hell out.

ID: 878006

10. 9. Sure IKEA, give the kids ideas…

Not for use by impressionable children, Emo teenagers, or Gary Busey.

ID: 878021

11. 10. You’d have to be one not to buy this!

Nice armoire, Dombas.

ID: 878026

12. BONUS: The most intimidating doll ever. Only at IKEA.

Leave it to the Swedes.

ID: 878036

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