Apr 14, 2009
[ minglar, minglade, minglat, mingla! ]
To mingle at a cocktail party becomes att minglain Swedish. While mingling, you may engage in småprat, or small talk.
Apr 12, 2009
[ sms:ar, sms:ade, sms:at, sms:a! ]
To write and read text messages on your mobile phone becomes att sms:a in Swedish. The colon is there to tell you that the first three letters are an acronym.
Apr 11, 2009
[ skejtar, skejtade, skejtat, skejta! ]
Another direct transliteration from the English for to skate, as in to ride a skateboard, this neologism is replacing the more traditional Swedish term for the activity: åka bräda.
Apr 10, 2009
Gränsöverskridande means border-crossing or transboundary. The borders or boundaries to be crossed can be between countries, but also between abstract subjects such as academic fields of study.
Apr 08, 2009
[ trängselavgiften, trängselavgifter, trängselavgifterna ]
A trängselavgift, or congestion charge, was introduced in Stockholm in 2007 to alleviate traffic congestion. Also called trängselskatt (congestion tax).
Apr 07, 2009
[ pinkoden, pinkoder, pinkoderna ]
A pinkod, or pin code in English, is a string of digits that users enter into a terminal to verify their identity. Pin codes are used with bank teller machines, doors, and on mobile devices.
Apr 06, 2009
[ nyspråket ]
Another import from English, nyspråk is a literal translation of newspeak, a concept invented by George Orwell in his novel "1984". Orwell's newspeak is a language where criticism of government policy is impossible and hence unthinkable. In current usage, newspeak is any political speech that attempts to whitewash an unpalatable truth through a particular choice of words.