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Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Swedish waffles. File photo: Jurek Holzer/TT

Published: 25.Mar.2014 11:17 hrs

Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?

March 25th marks Våffeldagen in Sweden, where people celebrate by enjoying a waffle in all its crispy glory. In Sweden, the waffles are often enjoyed with cream and jam of the blueberry or raspberry variety. Sometimes Swedes prefer to eat the berries on top without any jam at all.
 
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