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12 Scandinavian Words We Need To Bring To America

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1. Dugnad, Norway

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Definition: Voluntary work done as a community.

Suggested use: When you and your roommates need to pool together before the guy you like comes over because there's a sink full of dishes, pizza boxes on the coffee table, and empty wine bottles everywhere.

3. Fylleangst, Norway

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Definition: The feeling you get the morning after an intense round of drinking wondering what you did the night before.

Suggested use: When you wake up Sunday morning and realize you probably texted "U still up?" to your crush at 3 a.m.

4. Ogooglebar, Sweden

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Definition: Un-Googleable. Something or someone you cannot find on Google.

Suggested use: When your friends ask about your date tonight, and you've come up empty-handed from a Google creep.

6. Appa, Sweden

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Definition: To “app”/ use an app.

Suggested use: When you’re trying to figure out which hairstyle would look good on you and your friend says, “You can appa it.”

7. Kabelsalat, Norway

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Definition: When all your cables get twisted up with each other.

Suggested use: When your headphones are somehow attached to your phone charger and you cannot for the life of you get them apart.

8. Buksvåger, Sweden

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Definition: Someone who has had sex with someone you’ve already had sex with.

Suggest use: When your BFF is telling you about the hottie from the bar last night and you realize you hooked up with them and never called back.

9. Lagom, Sweden

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Definition: Not too much, not too little. Just right.

Suggested use: When someone asks if you want another drink, but you're in that sweet spot where everything feels great.

11. Utepils, Norway

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Definition: Outside beer. A drink you have at an outdoor pub or restaurant.

Suggested use: When the polar vortex is over and you can have happy hour out on the terrace.

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