Hi! I’m Stefani aka The Peckish Pen

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Favorite false friends

Tis’ the season for temperatures and Netflix season premieres to drop. Whilst spending your staycation binge watching take a moment to spot a false friend or two when skimming the subtitles in Danish – I promise you, both Netflix and HBO offer plenty of them. False friends are deceptive Danish words that are deviously close to similar sounding words in English – but the similar English word means something completely different. Oh, and yes – vice versa.

These are a few of my “favorite” friends:

English to Danish:

  • Warehouse = varehus (department store red.). Don’t ask where the men’s shirts are located when you enter the warehouse. Just don’t.
  • Back bone = bagben (the back legs red.). You might work out those back legs at the gym, but working on a stronger backbone requires a different kind of practice.
  • Scum = skum (foam red.). If she calls you scum, it’s not a (tasty) compliment!

 

Danish to English:

  • Indre by (city center red.) = Inner city. No, Bettina, I know for a fact that you didn’t buy that handmade, organic sweater in a tiny, local shop in the hood.
  • Blå bog (a Who’s Who publication red.) = Blue Book aka the National Income and Expenditure – in other words, a slightly different ballpark.
  • Chef (boss or manager red.) = chef. Has your private chef been a pain in the ass all week as well? You should fire him. You can.

 

Same same but different.

 

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Wisen up

For all the linguistics aficionados out there: Go ahead and follow the Merriam-Webster Dictionary on Instagram. A daily portal to learning new rad words – and leaning back with a smirk when spotting words you already knew.

 

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You know it’s a sign when…

Introducing signs of the South. From Nashville, Tennessee, to Austin, Texas, these stories on stilts makes you linger a little longer.

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A millenial’s Bible

For every overprivileged offspring there’s a written piece on self-help. My generation is that offspring and Sarah Knight’s latest is that piece. Read, defeat (your fucks given), repeat.

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April’s fuel

Long nights, short shorts and glowing skin. While spending April WAITING for all of the above, fuel up and accelerate into actual spring with these loveable liquids. Tested, tasted and trusted!

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March into spring

 

Spring obsession: bright blossoms on dark canvas. Forget about pastel pink sakura Instagram moments – here’s to dramatic contrasts, reminding us that in the North spring doesn’t begin until summer.

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Wes Anderson…. accidentally.

One of 2017’s indisputably most mesmerising, visually pleasing and simply enchanting Instagram accounts belongs to @accidentallywesanderson. An aesthetic digital curation of locations from all over the world that could have featured in a Wes Anderson motion picture. Symmetry, pastels and art nouveau architecture are common denominators of this stunning account created as a homage to the characteristic scenery found in Anderson’s films – from The Darjeeling Limited to The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Do the loco-motion

Current obsession: to travel with style! Preferably in early 20th century locomotives, wearing a grand hat and silk gloves whilst sipping dry martini. All aboard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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