More road-sign idiocy from this wide and fair land. The Swedish vägverket (traffic-and-road-deciding-people) have decided that the internationally recognised ”Bed and Breakfast” sign has no place in the land of the alcoholic Vikings.
Figure 1: Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of frukost
Instead, the Swedish “Rum Och Frukost” is to be used, as of course every tourist in the world understands what “Rum Och Frukost” means. Right..? Rum and sugar…? Some kind of cocktail..? “Please sir, where is your nearest rhume and frikist?”
God forbid that tourists can find their way around without knowing Swedish…now that would never do! In fact the vägverket have traffic spies out driving around actually taking pictures of signs with the “forbidden” wording and forcing people to remove it.
The lady in this article has suggested using “Bädd och brakfest” instead, a made-up Swedish phrase meaning approximately “Bed and Rowdy Party”, a much more interesting compromise that will appeal to, and be understood by, everybody. The lady also complains that this road-sign fascism will lose her most of her foreign guests, who do not, understandably, speak Swedish. Another blow struck against those slimy foreigners who have the nerve to some over to Sweden and spend their money!
And by the way, today is officially spring. Blazing sun and temperatures up to 10 degrees. Winter started about ten weeks ago, and now suddenly it’s spring already? This is severely odd, and we all know it. Still, it’s nice…