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My milk carton has a little piece of text on the back of it. It says:

Vår superkändisbiolog Linné, some levde på 1700-talet, trodde att vissa fåglar levade på botten av sjöar under vintern, för att ploppa upp framåt våren.

Let's see. Something vaguely like:

Our superstar biologist Linnaeus, who lived in the 18th century, thought that certain birds lived on the bottom of lakes during the winter, in order to plop back up in the spring.

I feel educated! By milk.

Also, I fondly imagine Swedish biologists sitting and staring at lakes as the ice begins to melt, looking hopeful.

Date: 2010-04-19 04:29 pm (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
*has to laugh at that mental image*

Date: 2010-04-19 05:17 pm (UTC)
unnique: (duck in space)
From: [personal profile] unnique
I now have an imagine in my mind of ducks plopping up, like a rubber duckie will do if you pull it to the bottom of the tub.

Date: 2010-04-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetsam
That's really rather fascinating to poke at. Because you can see that it's a bit like English in places and a bit like German in places and completely different in others (which I know is exactly what you'd expect, but actually seeing it).

Date: 2010-04-20 03:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] love
Wow, you're definitely improving by leaps and bounds!

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