As a Swede you probably immediately think of the Swedish flag when you hear blue and yellow, or maybe of the classical Swedish jeans called Gul och Blå (Yellow and blue).
Tomorrow, the 6th June, is the Swedish National Day and since 2005 it is a public holiday in Sweden. The 6th June has been celebrated as the Day of the Swedish Flag since 1916, and in 1983 it became the National day.
Maybe not a reference to the Swedish flag but in Swedish we say “to beat someone yellow & blue“, i.e referring to the colour of bruises… In English the bruises are “black and blue”. A few years ago a Swedish female singer sang a song called “Beat me yellow and blue” (Dunka mig gul och blå) which became a controversial summer hit (did she refer to domestic violence or not?). I only heard it once and didn’t really think it was any good, but maybe it is one of those songs that grow on you?!
I walked around our apartment looking for blue and yellow stuff – apparently not a very popular colour combination in our home even though I love blue, but not really combined with yellow… And this is what I found:
And finally I have to show O’s favourite t-shirt that my siblings gave him as a Xmas present 2007:
I think it is a really cool design and you can find more Swedish words on t-shirts here! Köttbulle means meatball.
And now I will check out how other bloggers have interpreted today’s theme:
Anki, Anna, Annika, Christel, Curieux, Desiree, Emma, Erica, IamAnnika, IngaBritt, Jemaya, Lena W, Leopardia, Mais-oui, Marie, Mia D, Millan, Minerva, Moster Mjölgumpa, Musikanta, Nilla, Norrsken & Stjärnfall, Petra H, Saltis, Sara, Simone, Sparkling, Strandmamman, Taina, Under Ytan, Victoria V and Västmanländskan.