For the memories
422 George St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
|Forkful of yum|
We were a motley, international crew – Spanish, Cuban, Portuguese, Dutch, German, British, Australian and Swedish. A ragtag crew quite literally: armed with tagging guns, we shot price-point and line-item information through clothing samples day in and day out. It was brainless work, but we had a lot of laughs learning of each other's cultures, backgrounds and stories. Of course, the international language we spoke was English (lucky me).
One day we were talking about English words that have been absorbed into other languages ('sexy' and 'f*ck' the two I recall being discussed). Then the Spanish words that are used in English ('loco', 'fiesta' – there were many), then the German ('kindergarten'... again, loads). Eventually, one of the group turned to the Swedish couple among us and remarked that no Swedish words have made it into the international lexicon; we all nodded, he's right, there's no Swedish word that we all know.
As one the Swedes rose up, indignant. "Yes, there is," they cried out in unison, "SMORGASBORD!"
|Those muffins are not going to last long|
|Poached chicken salad with added spiced sausage|
And coffee connoisseurs, rejoice: my latte was loveliness in a cup.
|Söt window dressing|
kaffe – coffee
läcker – delicious
Min Lokal – my local
söt – cute
vänligt – friendly