My name spoof/goof on a popular Swedish blogger, Blondinbella, which I thought was rather clever and original, is clearly not clever at all and highly unoriginal. So, I am no longer Blattebella but from here on in, Boston Blatte. You all understand the Boston part, but many of you are probably unfamiliar with what blatte means. From Wiktionary
- An often derogatory term for a person who is not of Northern Europe descent.
Often considered derogatory, but it’s also sometimes used as a neutral word.
When I first got here the pejorative term du jour for immigrants was svartskalle, which means dark-haired person. With my hair color and non Swedish background I clearly qualified. The current term is blatte. The same description applies. I am just trying to keep up to date on my slag off terms.
Plus, my favorite letter is ‘B‘ and I like the alliteration.
Truthfully, I like to adopt disparaging names and try to remove the offense by espousing the supposed criticism and dispelling the negativity. I have been a bitch for a long time. It is time to take on blatte.
Some Swedes don’t think I cut it to be a true blatte since I am a “first class immigrant” i.e. I am from a wealthy, western country. I say screw that. I have roots in the lower classes anyway coming from a blue collar part of greater Boston. I didn’t start off life as a WatRat for nothing.
Boston Blatte, bloggin’ at ya.