10 YouTube clips about Swedishness

Swedishness is a broad concept. Social codes take years to master, some say. So as your introduction to all things Swedish, here are 10 YouTube videos.

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10 YouTube clips about Swedishness

Swedishness is a broad concept. Social codes take years to master, some say. So as your introduction to all things Swedish, here are 10 YouTube videos.

#1

Swedishness

In Sweden, the same rules apply to everyone. Check out former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s cameo at 1:45 – he actually has the nerve to dodge the very important task of emptying the dishwasher at work!

#1

Swedishness

In Sweden, the same rules apply to everyone. Check out former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s cameo at 1:45 – he actually has the nerve to dodge the very important task of emptying the dishwasher at work!

#2

Will Ferrell Explains a Christmas Tradition

An American instructing an Englishman in the art of singing Sweden’s most popular aquavit song. How could this one not be a hit?

#2

Will Ferrell Explains a Christmas Tradition

An American instructing an Englishman in the art of singing Sweden’s most popular aquavit song. How could this one not be a hit?

#3

10 Swedish Words You Won’t Find in English

The Swedish language boasts some impressive verbs and adjectives that get to the point quickly.

#3

10 Swedish Words You Won’t Find in English

The Swedish language boasts some impressive verbs and adjectives that get to the point quickly.

#4

Surströmming! You Asked, We Delivered

In many cultures, eating rotten stuff is considered barbarian. Not in Sweden, where fermented herring is a delicacy.

#4

Surströmming! You Asked, We Delivered

In many cultures, eating rotten stuff is considered barbarian. Not in Sweden, where fermented herring is a delicacy.

#5

Like a Swede

In gender-egalitarian Sweden, men can have it all. Enough said.

#5

Like a Swede

In gender-egalitarian Sweden, men can have it all. Enough said.

#6

10 Good Things to Know About Sweden

An accurate and informative little film, which explains the etymology behind ‘lagom’ among other things. Take this film with a pinch of salt – the average Swede is not quite as dull as portrayed here.

#6

10 Good Things to Know About Sweden

An accurate and informative little film, which explains the etymology behind ‘lagom’ among other things. Take this film with a pinch of salt – the average Swede is not quite as dull as portrayed here.

#7

Swedish Midsummer for Dummies

Okay, we’re blowing our own trumpet a bit here. We actually made this film. But nothing is more Swedish than Midsummer.

#7

Swedish Midsummer for Dummies

Okay, we’re blowing our own trumpet a bit here. We actually made this film. But nothing is more Swedish than Midsummer.

#8

A Classic Swedish Date

Englishman Big Steve has thoroughly grasped the art of dating, Swedish style. Right??

#8

A Classic Swedish Date

Englishman Big Steve has thoroughly grasped the art of dating, Swedish style. Right??

#9

How Sweden became a multi-winning nation of Eurovision Song Contest

A mockumentary about the transformation of Sweden from Nerd Nation to Eurovision winner, thanks to 6 wins in 41 years.

#9

How Sweden became a multi-winning nation of Eurovision Song Contest

A mockumentary about the transformation of Sweden from Nerd Nation to Eurovision winner, thanks to 6 wins in 41 years.

#10

Meatball Massacre

Whoever thought making meatballs, the most Swedish of foods, could be this macho? Pardon the presenter’s foul language.

#10

Meatball Massacre

Whoever thought making meatballs, the most Swedish of foods, could be this macho? Pardon the presenter’s foul language.

Last updated: 8 May 2017

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