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Malin Akerman: Portrait Of Swedish Tradition - CONAN on TBS

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Malin Akerman talks about the name she shares with all sorts of elderly Swedish ladies.

Och då ska han skjutas på en skottkärra fram. Det har ingenting med vapen att göra.
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Nä eller hur hon har nog uppfattat fel själv😂
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+Malin Karlsson Jo, kanske inte så konstigt med tanke på att hon flyttade från Sverige när hon var 2 år gammal, eller så sa hon det för att skämta till det...
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Lol she doesn't know what she's talking about xD Every swede watching this video is going "huuh?"
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+IShallUseFire! Njae, man menar mer att de skall skjutas fram med en skottkärra, alltså att personen är så gammal att denna inte längre kan gå. Inte skjutas som pang pang haha.
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+RememberRox OMG I CAN TOTALLY SEE V
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She needs to spend more time in Sweden, seriously. She's clueless. She needs to stick to Canadian traditions.
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She's so full of shi... ooh, legs!
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The song is not about shooting a 100 year old in a wheelbarrow, it's about pushing the 100 year old in a wheelbarrow. And we do have Happy Birthday in Sweden, it's called "Ha den äran idag" and it means "Have the honor today". Malin, what are you talking about you dumb blonde?
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NO wtf are U talking about im swedish everything she said was true
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And if shooting you out on a wheelbarrow doesn't work we'll try to hang you on a horse, if that doesn't work we'll have no choice but to drown you in a glass of champagne
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+IShallUseFire! And when you've drowned in champagne,  we'll have to celebrate you with a very long song
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Swede here! She has no fucking clue of what's she's talking about! xD
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+Buck Rogers Hade bästa betyg i engelska! Men ok du är alltså bara ung och vet inte bättre ok. Du är förlåten.
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She looks very viking xd
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It seems that Malin does not fully understand that the song consists a lot of Swedish wordplays / puns. The Swedish word "skjuta" can be both "shoot" and "push". "By then we will skjuta you, by then we will skjuta you, by then we will skjuta you on a wheelbarrow" "May you live to a hundred years" does not translate well but is somewhat equivalent to "May you live long and well"
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Wow she Swedish and her partner is Italian like pewdiepie he Swedish and his girlfriend is Italian
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so stupid she is. the song doesnt say shoot someone and put them in a wheelbarrow.  its just shoot) which means push someone in a wheelbarrow so its a bit of play with the meaning or words. she should know that as a swede. it indicates shoot.. but after if comes... in a wheelbarrow so then its a whole different meaning.
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This is what Sarah Palin was talking about when she was saying 'Death Panels'.
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its actully wordplay the "shooting" bit. the swedish word "Skjutas" can both mean "to be shot" and "to be pushed" soo where it goes sort of like: "By then she'll/he'll be shot, By then she'll/he'll be shot, By then she'll/he'll be shot by a wheelbarrow forth", it's funny because it sounds horrible at first but later when the rest of the meaning comes forth its just a celebratory notion :)  but as some of the comments say, she's probably been away for a long time :p 
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Fuck Italian! Swedish is so more beautiful I tired of Italien who think there so much nice!
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she is American not swedish she live in america not sweden she have not clue what sweden is abute
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+Christian Andersson  Du förstår inte språket, du är inte Svensk på något sätt och jag är Moderat din enfaldige jävel. Tror du att en Kommunist (medlem av VP(K)) hade sagt vad jag säger? To make this clear, i don't want welfare sociopaths that only stay for the welfare in this nation and if THAT is communism then by God i'm a communist.
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I was born in 95, there are lots of people my age called Malin lol
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I'm 8 and I know 25 Malins
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Malin is quite a common name even for young people, why is she lying?
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... except it is not a death threat. The word 'skjuta' means both 'shoot' and push', and this literally means 'we will put you on a wheelbarrow and push the wheelbarrow around while you're sitting in it'.  Come on...
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We sing that he will be "skjutas" and that word may have two meanings; SHOT or PUSHED FORWARD. The swedish birthday-song is a word play. We sing: "Då skall han skjutas, ja så skall han skjutas, ja då skall han skjutas på en skottkärra fram" "And then he will be shot, and then he will be shot, then he will be pushed forward on a wheelbarrow" When you sing the song the idea is that one should think that he should be shot, but in the last subparagraph you understand that he is not going to be shot, he is going to be pushed forward in a wheelbarrow.
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lol she sing the happy birthday song to quickly to experience the brilliance of it :) people saying shes american or canadian not swedish lol she is swedish indeed :P
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Why did she think that about Malin as a name
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It's not really about Shooting. it's a wordplay beacuse the word for shooting someone and pushing someone is the same word in Swedish, so when we sing shooting, then a pause, then continues "in a weelbarrow". get it?
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Wow she knows nothing about sweden. Malin is one of the most common names, and NOT for old ladies. 
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omg she got it all wrong sweden is not like that 
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She's not even right about her own name! she sucks
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she knows nothing jon snow
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Here in Belgium we also use the same melody with that birthday song :p
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Målin? No, that's fake
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What is "sing sony"????
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Sing-song-y, like in a singing kind of cadence.
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Ja, må han leva! Ja, må han leva! Ja, må han leva uti hundrade år! Javisst ska han leva! Javisst ska han leva! Javisst ska han leva uti hundrade år! Och när han har levat Och när han har levat Och när han har levat uti hundrade år! Ja, då ska han skjutas Ja, då ska han skjutas Ja, då ska han skjutas på en skottkärra fram! Och när han har skjutits Och när han har skjutits Och när han har skjutits på en skottkärra fram Ja, då ska han hängas Ja, då ska han hängas Ja, då ska han hängas på en häst bakåfram! Och när han har hängits Och när han har hängits Och när han har hängits på en häst bakåfram Ja, då ska han dränkas Ja, då ska han dränkas Ja, då ska han dränkas i en flaska champagne! Och när han har drunknat Och när han har drunknat Och när han har drunknat i en flaska champagne! Ja, då ska han firas Ja, då ska han firas Ja, då ska han firas med jättelång låt! Ja må han leva! Ja må han leva! … …
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Bullshit. Malin is a very common name every year.
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I lived in Sweden for a few months and i met many young ladies named Malin so the old womens name is not true
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Å as in Awkermann with some heavy NY accent!
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As a Swede I am offended,as a muppet I am proud,and as a man I will forgive this ignorant beautiful canadian for her swedish ignorance.
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Yes, Malin is a swedish name, but it's also very popular in Norway
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Gertrude and Rose?? Gurl, wtf did you visit the US in 1950s and came back before this interview?
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Jag är från Sverige!!!!! I´m from Sweden!!!!!
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Eh, Malin, It's not shoot you and put you in a wheelbarrow. It's we will push you in a wheelbarrow. Skjuta also means push..
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She sounds a bit like Courteney Cox
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Malin is a common name in Sweden. She´s not a swede she´s a canadien.
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It's a word play.  "Då skall han skjutas, ja så skall han skjutas, ja då skall han skjutas på en skottkärra fram" Can be translated "And then he will be shot, ...., then he will be shot on a wheelbarrow forward" OR "And then he will be bushed, ...., then he will be pushed on a wheelbarrow forward" (Kind of word by word translation to show the meaning of the word play)
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Lol Malin is such a popular name just in my class I have 4 girls named Malin and we are 20 pupils!
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Swede girls gotta be the most beautiful women in the world. I would be so happy with a girl like this!!
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Malin is actually a pretty common name among younger people in Sweden
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Skjutas på en skottkärra fram... Det betyder att åka skottkärra, inte att skjuta någon...
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+Mask Mors dränka dem med champagne
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+no1superdude Vilket skulle döda personen ;) utav alkoholförgiftning.
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Regarding her talk about the birthday song on 02:15, she is sort of wrong on the content of the song, as I´m sure someone else in the commentfield have mentioned at some point. Its a play of words with dubble meanings. The word Skjuta in Swedish can mean both shoot and push(/shove). The first verse starts with this dubble meaning (to intentionelly imply its shot) and then continues with the push in this fashion: "And then he´s going to be shot/pushed... And then he´s going to be shot/pushed... in a wheelbarrow." The next verse plays with the word for "hanged" (which also means sort of attached in swedish), followed by the word "drowned", ending with "...drowned in a bottle of champaign." So its obviously not litteraly to shoot someone ^^. Her Swedish pronunciation on 02:49 is actually pretty good though.
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"malin" in swedish is almost the same as "paint."
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Say what? Måla (you did not mean paint, right, you meant painting?) and Malin is not even close :)
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im in love with the coco
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Almost nothing she says in this interview is correct. She has no clue about Sweden, as she left the country when she was TWO years old. I get that it's supposed to be in a funny context, but she really hasn't understood anything, neither about the name Malin nor about the birthday song lyrics, etc. Nice legs, though.
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the song goes like this:  ja, må hon leva ja må hon leva,  ja må hon leva uti hundrade år javisst ska hon leva javisst ska hon leva javisst ska hon leva uti hundrade år och när hon har levat och när hon har levat  och när hon har levat uti hundrade år ja då ska hon skjutas ja, då ska hon skjutas ja då ska hon skjutas på en skottkärra fram och när hon har skjutits och när hon har skjutits och när hon har skjutits på en skottkärra fram ja då ska hon dränkas ja då ska hon dränkas ja då ska hon dränkas i en flaska champange och när hon har dränkits och när hon har dränkits och när hon har dränkits i en flaska champange  ja då ska hon hängas ja då ska hon hängas  ja då ska hon hängas på en häst bakofram
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..Och när de har levat […] ja, då ska de skjutas på en skottkärra frammmmm! ...And when they have lived […] well, then they get shot and put on a wheelbarrowwwwwww Rough translation, but she aint bullshiting guys, thats how the song goes.
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Well, honestly. "Shooting" in Swedish is the same word as for "Shove" meaning it's actually unclear if we are going to actually shoot them and drop them in a wheelbarrow, or shove them around on the wheelbarrow (which is actually quite fun).
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Malin is not a rare name... Malin Åkerman does'nt even know what a swede is... that's how swedish she is....
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Haha love how she translates "skjuta" as Google would.. When she talks about "shoot" she means "shove", it's about the same word with different meanings in swedish.. You could eather "skjuta - shoot" someone, or you could "skjuta - shove" someone..
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Nice she knows the swedish birthdaysong, or NOT... The song is (ruffly translated) She/he will be puched in a weelbarrow or how u spell it, not that she/he will be shot and put into a weelbarrow...
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Well it's spelled the same way "skjuta" which can mean both to shoot or push. Although logic would dictate it means push in that song. But hey... she's blonde after all :P j/k I guess it can be a bit confusing or perhaps she was joking, it's a comedy show after all. I'm Swedish speaking myself, but from Finland.
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only in stockholm with the birthday song just so u know 
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Malin is like one of the most common names among 20-30 year old women in Sweden. This woman can't be trusted to talk about Sweden at all. 
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nothing about the quran? RACIST! MYSOGONY! now THAT'S swedish traditions
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Marin maybe hot but she's a god awful actress!
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she is not 10! she has no good natural tits. ;)
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Malin is a very common name for girls in all ages.
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Wow she's been away for far to long. Pretty much everything she says about Sweden is  wrong.
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Like "Malin" would be a "traditional" name? Haha, NO way! I've never met an 85- year old called Malin. Only little girls and teenagers kinda...
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This is Conan. A talkshow heavy on the comedy. You think she, y'know, MAY BE JOKING?!
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She knows nothing about Sweden... lost her respect. 1. we dont talk like that 2. Malin is a very popular name amongst teenagers 3. "skjuta" means shoot but also push (wich it is this time). If you dont know anything about the country you moved out of when you were 2yo you DONT MAKE THINGS UP!
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The last guy to get smallpox was called Ali Maow Maalin, I thought of that for some reason.
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No, happy birthday doesn't have the same melody or lyrics in every language. At all. In Romanian it sure as hell doesn't
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Not really shoot in that matter, Malin... rather to push them around in a wheel-barrel once they're a 100 years old. Don't scare the Yanks too hard. xD
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People, dont trust this woman in anything that has to do with Sweden.
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Well, the song is about pushing the birthday-pig (as we call it in Sweden) forward in a wheelbarrow once it (the person) has turned 100 years, then hanging it over a horse and drowning it in champagne. There are more verses that some people sing but no one actually wants to sing more except the annoying uncle at the party. (Sorry for bad english. I'm just too tired to think about grammar and stuff)
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Wow she is fucking retarded.
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Malin is a common name in sweden and it's not just a name for old people.
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I fall in Passion for You Wonderful Baby Girl ♥ Someday I will use you like a Slave of my love♥
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NO ITS NOT TRUE YOU GUYS!!! in sweden we dont sit with our fuckin grandma NAKED in a sauna... THAT'S FINLAND!!! SWEDEN and finland are two completly diffrent countries, in Finland they're fuckin crazy and the Finish language is the most fucked up language you can here. The swedish language is in the same language family with english and german but finnish is in the same family with Russian and hungarian so Finland and sWEDEN ARE TOTALY DIFFRENT THAN FINLAND. if you wanna come to scandinavia come to sweden or Norway its better weather in sweden than finland, finland it is like snowing in the summer maybe I dont know...
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who's more friendly towards foreigners or even their own people in general? I've heard Fins are very cold people. Infact, I've heard the same thing about Sweden & Germany. But I guess Finland is just way too depressing. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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Herman, Finnish is not closely related to Russian, but to Hungarian, Sami and Estonian.
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Malin is either stupid or having the worlds greatest brainfart. That thing about being shot in the birthday song is so very wrong. The song, for some reason, mentions being pushed in a wheelbarrow (maybe due to old age?). We use the same word for pushing and shooting. In the context of the song it's really REALLY obvious how it's used. It's PUSHED in a wheelbarrow not SHOT and then pushed in a wheelbarrow. You have to be seriously ignorant to belive that if you're born and raised in Sweden, as she is mind you. Sincerly yours, a somewhat intelligent swede.
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Well, I like her version of our song though :P
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You know nothing, Malin Åkerman.
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But shes hot as hell, me.
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Malin was quite a popular girl's name in the late 80's. In my generation it's not that uncommon a name, actually. Åkerman is however ten years older than me, and back then it was an old woman's name.
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i hate when swedish people say swedish sounds like the chef from the muppet show it doesn't at all
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A small correction. The text is: First verse "Ja, må han/hon leva" x3 (Yes, may s/he live) "uti hundrade år." (for a hundred years) "Javisst ska han/hon leva" x3 (Of course will s/he live) "uti hundrade år." Second verse "och när han/hon har levat"x3 (and when s/he has lived) "uti hundrade år." "Ja, då ska han/hon skjutas." x3 (Yes, then s/he'll be shot/carried) "På en skottkärra fram." (on a wheelbarrow forth) So basically, you're fooling the birthday person. It's like saying: "You will hang... glide from the top of the mountain."
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and true Malin is NOT an old name, get it right if you are going to talk about being Swedish
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Wtf?! She has totally misinterpreted the birthday song. "skjutas på en skottkärra fram" basically translates to "getting pushed around in a wheel-barrel". But yea, her way makes better TV ofcourse.
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I'm totally swedish, and that's what I always thought of it like. So she's not the only one! I never connected the "shooting" with the wheelbarrow, the wheelbarrow just was there for some reason for me x)
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+Kotapis You usually don't sing that long though.
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Haha, Shooting a hundred year old, well indeed we actually sing "and then he will be shot" in the song but it is actually the word for pushed that is pronounced the same as being shot in swedish (Skjuta). The song is all about starting with something that sounds horrible but then turns out to be a something good.
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Ljuger hon, eller tror hon på riktigt att Malin är ett ovanligt namn bland unga kvinnor i Sverige? (Hon är väl uppvuxen i Kanada, så hon kanske inte riktigt har koll menar jag).
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idiot it is not shot is is pushed similar word but different meaning
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She is wrong! Many young people are named Malin. I don't think I have ever met an old person who is named Malin.
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what!!? no old people name is malin is just young people very common in sweden
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Malin means lawnmower in swedish
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She knows nothing of Sweden. Cant even understand the language. When she said in our happy birthday songs we would shoot you... She thinks it is guns we are singing about but it is push you. Not shoot you...
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Malin is a very common name for young women.
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I get it, I don't see the we will shoot you part in the song!
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She dident even do the "shoot" part though and its not even "shoot", its more like "push" to push you down in a roll barrel thing then you turn 100. Which dosent make sense but still :P
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AS HOT AS SHE IS, SHE SOUNDS MORE LIKE SHE'S FROM AMERICA RATHER THAN SWEDEN!!!
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You didn't even make any sense buddy, "as hot as she is, she "sounds" more like ?  i don't know what you mean by that, but it's clearly something wrong. And by the way sweden got the most beautiful women in general population, in percentage, and one of those few countries on europe who have the best english in speech and writing.
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+johnle92 Dude, I know Sweden has some of the most beautiful women, I lived in Stockholm for 4 years so I clearly know man, God bless Sweden!
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Ok for the first it`s "ÅKERMAN" and for the second all I here is steriotyped opinions you can`t even say her name right, but still everybody in here are like: I know everything about Sweden and how they speak. You don`t know shit! Our language is one of the oldest there is. English, everybody speaks and understands it, but not a singel fucking cunt speaks Swedish in here. So give us a break and go back to McDonald`s or something.  
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+DNchap1417 Actually å, ä and ö are Latin originally.
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Svenska är inte så gammalt jämfört med många andra språk. Svenska och danska gick skilda vägar (så mycket som man nu kan klassa dom som olika språk öht) i början på 1200-talet. Sen är ju frågan om du pratar om svenska dialekter eller det svenska standardspråket? Det svenska standardspråket är nämligen inte alls gammalt. Det mest naturliga är att prata dialekt, då det är dom varianterna som har ett direkt ursprung i historien. Svenska som standardspråk är baserat på gammal stockholmska och är till för att likrikta och kontrollera.
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i can really say he represent sweden so good but she is blond and hot, what can u do 
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