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Top ten: When animals attack Swedish words

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Top ten: When animals attack Swedish words
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In the English language, we've all heard of work horses and bookworms... but which animals do Swedes use to spruce up their language? Elks? Beavers? We've collected the best ten examples. You may be surprised.

As with many languages, Swedish turns to its animals for a bit of colour. But could you guess which animal features in the Swedish version of "lazy bones"? Hint: It's not even very lazy.

IN PICTURES: Top ten animal sayings in Swedish

And what if we told you that a bookworm can fly, well, at least in Swedish. And what on earth is a dirty lobster?

Confused? Read our top ten list to learn more.

Oliver Gee

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