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 films.

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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 films.

#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

21 ways you know you’ve become Swedish

Spending time in Sweden may, eventually, make you more Swedish. If you feel you in danger of becoming swedified, this video blogger tells you which signs to look out for.

#9

21 ways you know you’ve become Swedish

Spending time in Sweden may, eventually, make you more Swedish. If you feel you in danger of becoming swedified, this video blogger tells you which signs to look out for.

#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: 7 September 2015

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