Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson explained the rather obvious fact that it will soon be “winter” and “cold” in the Nordic nation this week as he announced a new global advertising campaign designed to persuade refugees not to travel to the Nordic nation.
The move followed his party's controversial decision to put up posters on Stockholm's subway in (badly written) English over the summer, apologizing for foreign beggars in the city.
We're well aware that the global refugee crisis presents a serious problem for Europe. Sweden's government has vowed to help as many asylum seekers as possible, but resources are stretched as it continues to take in record numbers of new arrivals.
But putting the political complexities to one side, here are seven of the silliest reactions to the latest campaign by the Sweden Democrats. They've been tweeted out by some seriously funny Swedes, who we suspect might be making fun of the nationalists by using their own dubious Swenglish.
1. Too much snow and slush (snöslask)
You may think bombs are bad but that's nothing compared to snöslask. #SDinformerar
— Tyckmyckna (@Tyckmyckna) October 15, 2015
2. State-run alcohol stores (which are closed on Sundays)
“Vi in Sweden are having a terrible crisis. We cannot buy liquor on Sundays and it is hard to find a good iron pipe” #SDinformerar
— Andreas Pettersson (@WelfareStateLaw) October 15, 2015
3. Below par Nordic Noir
In Sweden you have to watch terrible cop-movies every Sunday – really good reason to not come here! #SDinformerar
— Susanna Eriksson (@s_m_eriksson) October 15, 2015
4. Roaming polar bears (isbjörnar – not found in Sweden)
— Emma Rydnér (@EmmaRydner) October 15, 2015
5. Communal laundry rooms (tvättstuga)
The tvättstuga is a very, very dangerous place and you should keep away before they put up an angry note about laundry ludd. #SDinformerar
— iPappa (@Juristfan) October 15, 2015
6. Midsummer parties (midsommarfest)
— Patrik Fällman (@fissmoll) October 16, 2015
7. Sweden's football manager Erik Hamrén
— Mia Ternlund (@ternlund) October 15, 2015