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Swedish word of the day: ketchupeffekt

Can you guess what it means? Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 11.Dec.2018 14:00 hrs

Today's chosen Swedish word is one of those where you might look at it, understand all the component parts, but still not have a clue what it means.

The word is ketchupeffekt.

That's ketchup, as in the red condiment you might eat with chips (or, if you're Swedish, drizzle over spaghetti in lieu of sauce), and effekt, meaning 'result' or 'consequence'.

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