June 14, 2008

I'm Probably Not Welcome There Anymore

Daughter Robyn and husband Henry are in town for the weekend for a family occasion.  Tonight they wanted to go to IKEA. 

Part of the fun of IKEA is the Swedish names that the designers give everything.  I assume they're real Swedish and not just made-up pseudo-English, although some of the smaller items seem kinda contrived.  Myself, I love to go through and make up my own names.

In the kid's furniture section I loudly announced that this particular series was call "Preestbate", and was my favorite until I saw "Shakmee".

I got plenty of dirty looks, and a few snickers hidden behind hands.


Posted by: Ted at 01:51 AM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Actually, the names for IKEA products are made up, although real Scandinavian languages are used as a basis - the specific language depends on the type of product.

I love going to IKEA and pronouncing all the names aloud in a Swedish Chef accent. Of course, I am insane.

Posted by: Elisson at June 19, 2008 03:28 AM (WiPzI)

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