The Local wins the third round of Word of the Week, despite more guesses than ever this time.
It seems we caught you out with a few red herrings, such as kerfuffle, and bamboozle.
But, The Local did the final bamboozling, and we can now reveal that the word of the week for the 12th to the 19th March (known as week 11 in Sweden) was…
Defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a noun meaning
: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten;especially : the condition of being oblivious
: the condition or state of being forgotten or unknown
Its Swedish equivalent according to tyda.se is glömska, meaning “The state of being disregarded or forgotten.
In case you don’t remember this popping up every day, or don’t believe us – here is the list of articles containing “oblivion”.
- District court ‘forgot’ child porn crime case
- Swedish woman’s hairy armpit hurrah goes viral
- Swedish comics set to storm Edinburgh Festival
- Volvo ‘in talks’ with NBA superstar Jeremy Lin
- Begrimed baguettes cause bakery battle
In terms of a Swedish word we quite like at The Local – why not try “att harkla” – a verb meaning “to clear your throat”. Sure, not an easy one to slip into a conversation, but no doubt likely to impress someone with your expertise.
Be sure to let us know if you think you’ve seen an unusual word popping up this week, email us or tweet to us @thelocalsweden – with a #tlwow hashtag.
Will you be the first to guess it right, or will we be taking in the honour for the fourth week running.