Sunday, November 29, 2015

The IKEA Dictionary

Klaviatur, Pyssla, Riktig Ögla, Praktfull???  Where do these wacky IKEA product names come from?The IKEA Dictionary explains the origin of over 1300 of them.

Lars Petrus has divided the names into these main groups:
  • Proper Swedish words.
  • Improper Swedish words. IKEA laughs at the 'rules' of human language!
  • First names. Mostly Swedish, some Scandinavian, occasional exotic names. Geographical names. Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or Finnish. Yes, there are patterns. 
  • A few names that defy categorization.
  • Mystery names ... Currently 130 out of 1362 names.


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