Irishman's tips for surviving in Sweden

Andy Fugard’s site has a fun “Info on Sweden” section. The section includes an invaluable guide to opening a milk carton and a list of interesting Swedish words and expressions. From this list, I particularly like “fjortis”, explained as “a teenage girl who “wears a bucket of makeup and acts like a wannabe”; a mega-fjortis is a middle-aged equivalent”.

Though Andy has been around Chalmers for a while now, and I have seen some e-mails from him at Chalmers International mailing lists, I have never met him personally. It was he who found me through Orkut and gave me the link to his Swedish word list. So for those who asked me about Orkut: yeah, it is not completely useless. :-)