Sunday, July 27, 2008

We're all hejdå-ing

It started as a joke because a person at the office wasn't curteous enough to say "good-bye."

Our sports reporter, W., then asked me how to say it in Swedish.
"It's 'hej då!'" I said.

He paused at the door.
"Hej da!" he said, waving to the newsroom staff.
"No, no," I said, "it's more like 'dough.'"
"Hey DOUGH!" W. yelled.

A few days later, Albie caught on.
"Hej då!" he yelled as W. was leaving for the night.

Then a couple of the reporters caught on. And now, we're all hejdå-ing.

3 comments:

Bill Battle said...

Oh shit. I know nothing about this! I'm out of the work loop!

ab said...

Dough? Hej-dau? :) That's the Skåne dialect!

Happy that you are spreading Swedish culture to America. What's next? "Tjaba - läget"? "Annars, då"? "Jorå, det knallar och småspringer..."

Vickan said...

Bill (aka Walt), don't feel left out. There is still time to join in the fun!

Ab, here in New England, they pronounce "dough" similar to "oh" - kind of like an å, but further back in your mouth.

But I will get working on some more phrases!