Singel eller gift/gravel or poison -single or married?

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In Sweden we have words with different meaning. The word för single is the same as for gravel. To be married is the same word as poison.

In this drawing I make fun of this double meaning.

How do we value singles and married people? Equal or different?
Vi har roliga ord i Sverige med olika betydelser.

T ex den mycket vanliga frågan singel eller gift?
I den här bilden ser vi ett gruslass under pågående dumpning och en flaska gift.
Ni får själva tolka in dubbelbetydelsen i denna teckning om ni vill.

Hur ser vi på singelskap och äktenskap? Ser vi de livsformerna som likvärdiga eller lyfter vi fram det ena före det andra?

Anna

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24 comments on “Singel eller gift/gravel or poison -single or married?

  1. Pingback: Singel eller gift/gravel or poison -single or married? « kanvaasi – home

  2. Well, any good quality poison is more expensive than gravel. Hmmm I’ve known some fairly poisonous folks both married and single though so I suppose the argument could go either way.

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  3. Actually, I believe you will find most languages have words with more than one meaning. Here in France, pêché is a peach, but is also fishing and with a change of a single accent, péché is sin…

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  4. Great story and I am sure many broken hearts would agree.
    Chinese is a great language for words with double, triple, quadruple meanings, (mā 妈 = mother; mǎ 马 = horse; mà 骂 = to swear; mā 蚂 = dragonfly – note this has the same tone as mother so only in writing and by context in the spoken can you tell the difference!) I love Mandarin it’s a great language to know.
    Thanks again

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