Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Glug Glug Glogg

Like any cosmopolitan sophisticate, I can't stop crowing about how I claim a real live Swedish person as my good friend (not just Swedish-American, like from real Sweden). At first, I thought this would be a great platform for me to teach my foreign friend about America things, like professional wrestling or indoor plumbing. Frustratingly, those moments are very rare, whereas more often he embarrasses me by knowing the definition to English words that I don't know (today he taught me coprophagia).

Thankfully, the one-upping score tilts in my favor when my friend makes some sort of Swedish delicacy so that I can brag to other friends and acqaintances about how I have such an initimate knowledge of continental cuisine. This weekend, my friend made a fairly disgusting Swedish version of mulled wine called "glogg", which smells sickly sweet and boozy, like your alcoholic grandmother's used panties. Cultural appreication FAIL.

I immediately went to search Flickr for glogg photos. Imagine my surprise when this is this stereotype-defying picture is what I find of a Swedish "glogg" party:

10 comments:

Chak said...

Here you have some pictures of GLÖGG... ;)

http://images.google.se/images?q=gl%C3%B6gg&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:sv-SE:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

The one on the right is beautiful...the woman I mean.

Kirin said...

I'm of Swedish heritage, and my great-aunts used to make Glogg every Christmas. I don't remember them looking like this . . . but then, I was a little kid and they were drunk.

Emily said...

wow, i JUST read the word coprophagia in a book today and i had no idea what it meant, either. i love this blog!

Nathan Novak said...

Coprophagia is Greek, don't feel bad.

Damn said...

the far right is smoking

Anonymous said...

Glögg is one of the best things about Christmas. It taste´s great, and it´s not that hard do make your own.

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1585243

/Degis the swede

Marcus said...

Believe it or not, there is an entire blog about coprophagia.

Anonymous said...

vegna ekki:)

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