So, did you guess the word of the week this week? Here at The Local, we were fairly gobsmacked that no-one clued on…
You’ll kick yourself when you hear it…
We did have one reader who correctly guessed it, however that was three weeks ago after we slipped a “gobsmacked” in as a red-herring.
So once again, The Local takes home the cake and the scoreboard now reads TL: 5 – Readers: 0
In case you missed them, the articles containing the word in question were:
- Stockholm iPad ‘magic’ a surprise YouTube hit
- 87-year-old woman discovers she is ‘dead’
- Pot growers plead not guilty for ‘organic’ weed
- Sweden mulls shaving products ban for minors
One of these was an April Fools’ story, too.
According to dictionary.com, gobsmacked is defined as an adjective meaning astounded or astonished, springing from British slang.
According to Tyda.se, gobsmacked can be translated into Swedish with the word “chockad”.
As for next week, keep an eagle eye out and you may become the first to guess The Local’s Word of The Week correctly. Simply email us or tweet to us @thelocalsweden – with a #tlwow hashtag.
Perhaps we’ll make this one even easier for you…