@thor I remember as recently as the 80's of was impossible to find one of those in France. These days you can find them though
@loke In Norway, people just assume the whole world uses them, since how the fuck else would you make thin slices of cheese? In other countries, especially the United States, they have the guy behind the counter at the deli slice it for them, using some kind of machine, presumably. I mean, I don’t think you can cut thin slices line that with one of those cheese cutting strings.
@thor I think we've had them in Sweden since they were invented. I agree that life without them must be quite the struggle
@loke You have macka and we have smørbrød. The slices need to be kinda kinda unevenly thick or it just isn’t a proper open-ended sandwich, is it...
@thor well, that would be slang, for some reason I never liked that word and I use the more formal smörgås.
@loke It’s always like that with Norwegian words in Swedish. You always have them a slang or dialect words. It’s almost as if it’s intentional...
@thor actually I was referring to the Swedish word. I don't think we ever refer to the Norwegian one unless we specifically want to say it's a Norwegian style
@loke I thought you said smörbröd was slang in Swedish
@thor not that I know of
But now I need to check SAOB.
Apparently it has been used, but the example is from the 1700's: https://www.saob.se/artikel/?seek=sm%C3%B6rbr%C3%B6d&pz=2#U_S7809_64792
@loke Then what slang were you referring to then?
@thor the Swedish word macka.
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