Words I Realized: Frosnip

Frosnip [frahs-nip], n, a sign that appears humorous if considered in a language other than that in which it was written

Didn’t the Swedish consider the English ramifications of their word choice here?  Clearly not.  Because if they did, I guarantee this wouldn’t have slipped through.  If they did their due diligence, they would have realized that every single English-speaking tourist would stop by this sign and snap a photo.  I wonder if an American chick named Jillian Ericsson ever chanced upon this intersection.  If so, I bet she made an about-face and got the hell out of Stockholm.

They say that the first World War started as a result of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but it was, in fact, a Serbian frosnip which was misinterpreted by the Austro-Hungarians.


Wait, frosnip?? I don’t get it… Can you explain?

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