Undoubtedly, one of the most peculiar things about Sweden is The Ice Cream Truck.
It's not that strange that people would buy cartons of mediocre ice cream from a truck with a horn that tootles the opening bars to the theme song from old Laurel and Hardy films. What's strange is that there are trucks meandering around the city in the dark on a cold and rainy November evening, tooting their horns and then people are actually coming out of their apartments to buy ice cream.
Aren't these people cold enough already?
The Swedish phrase for the day is det stämmer. It means that's right.
- by Francis S.