For the last two weeks, The Local has been including a “Word of the Week” in at least one story on every weekday, in an effort to add a little spice to the news and to keep readers on their toes.
There were a handful of emails and tweet-guesses; however, no-one succeeded again this week, and now The Local has taken home the first two rounds.
The Word of the Week for March 2-March 9 (known as “Week 10″ in Sweden) was:
Defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a transitive verb meaning “to overwhelm with shock, surprise, or wonder”
The word appeared in the following five stories last week:
- Gang of kids suspected of Uppsala burglary wave
- Sword-wielding Swedish teen attacks couple in car
- Ikea ‘not wrong’ to bar a 5-year-old from ball pit
- Gun-wielding threats no grounds for eviction
- Licence confirms Swede’s ‘star’ status
And for those working on their Swedish, here’s The Local’s Swedish word of the week, which obviously never made it into any articles, but has a special place in our hearts:
Which according to tyda.se means “to saunter, or stroll about”. Pepper your Swedish small talk with this one to impress your friends!
So – keep your eye out this week for a word that’s a little out of the ordinary, and seems to be popping up regularly… one’s already up there…
And feel free to let us know your guesses (or provide suggestions) via Twitter at @TheLocalSweden with a #tlwow hashtag or drop an email to email@example.com — Will YOU be the first ever correct guesser?