Ten Swedish problems: Twitter users sound off
The Local · 9 Apr 2014, 12:28
Published: 09 Apr 2014 12:28 GMT+02:00
Having an Only In Sweden moment? On Twitter, natives and newbies alike have used the hashtag #SwedishProblems to share the weird, the wrong, and the wildly woeful about life in Sweden. The Local has collected some of the funniest to date.
Life in Sweden can be tough for the foreign-born. Quite a few have taken to social media site Twitter to rant and moan for both comedic and therapeutic reasons.
In fact, even the Swedes seem to appear to like a bit of Only In Sweden.
Whether it's living in a place often confused with another European country or the head-slappingly irritating opening hours for liquor stores, they're all here.
Let us know on Twitter (@thelocalsweden
) any particular #swedenproblems of your own.
The beach at Båstad on Saturday. Photo: TT
The heatwave that hit most of Sweden last week is set to continue until Wednesday at least, according to Swedish weather forecaster, SMHI.
Fälldin in 1981. Photo: TT/FLT-PICA
Thorbjorn Fälldin, the former farmer who became prime minister in Sweden's first non-Social Democratic government since World War II, has died at the age of 90.
The attacker is thought to be in his mid-twenties and had been seen riding his bike in the area prior to the incident. Photo:TT
The rape of a 14-year-old girl in Malmö has led police to conjecture that there may be a serial rapist operating in the southern Swedish city.
Another Swede playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm. Photo: Izabelle Nordfjell/TT
He tried to climb a fence to find more Pokémon.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander and US talkshow host Jimmy Fallon. Photo: Tonight Show/NBC/Screenshot
We're not even sure if that's a euphemism or not.
File photo of people shaking hands. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT
A man is suing a local council in Sweden after he lost his job for refusing to shake hands with female colleagues.
The story has grabbed global headlines. Photo: Nobina
A Swedish bus driver caught on camera beating and kicking an asylum seeker has for the first time spoken to media.
Fancy a dip? If so, you might want to keep your mouth shut.
A Norwegian plane at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
A flight from Stockholm was delayed on Thursday after it was claimed that one of the passengers had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm.
What happened to the Swedish greyscale? Photo: Linda Åhman
Antonia Wiklund of Houzz.se investigates why the Swedes are abandoning their sleek and clean interior design for vibrant colours.