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In English, the Swedish names of Ikea products mean everything from ‘squirrel’ to ‘chubby’ to ‘giggle’ — here are 11 of the quirkiest

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If you’re not a native speaker of Swedish — and even if you are — you might be confused as you walk around an IKEA store.

All the products are labeled with Swedish names that translate to words as diverse as “hoard” (Hopa) and “chubby” (Knubbig).

Business Insider has previously reported that IKEA relies on a special system to label its products, designed by its founder Ingvar Kamprad, who was dyslexic and didn’t want to use numbers. For example, furniture items are named after Swedish places. Chairs and desks have men’s names. Children’s items are named after mammals and read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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