@Linuxtjej
English: "I do say I would have to agree with that."
Swedish: *Inhales sharply*

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@Linuxtjej

It was suppose to follow the outline of the picture. Meaning that it is the translation of the english phrase into swedish. That is: agreement.

@gumcap @Linuxtjej oh wow! in germany it would rather mean "i don't agree AT ALL, but i won't open that can of worms. for now." 😬

@gumcap @Linuxtjej in other circumstances it could mean "sweet!", though. idk, i just see a lot of opportunities for misunderstandings πŸ˜…

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@tethre @gumcap @Linuxtjej haha, yes, but the German sharp inhaling pulls the air through the teeth on the side of the mouth, while the Swedish one pulls it through a little bit opened front of mouth (with a mouthshape almost like u or o).
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@knittingsquirrel @tethre @Linuxtjej

It is a bit like trying to say "jo" but by only drawing breath.

@knittingsquirrel @tethre @Linuxtjej
This is a youtube video (that I saw on r/videos few days ago) on the subject:

youtube.com/watch?v=URgdIAz4QN

for the one interested in demonstrations. (there are some thing I do not quite agree with in the video about this, but I'll leave that)

@knittingsquirrel @gumcap @Linuxtjej after watching the video i would still say that there is room for misunderstandings! hff

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