Is that a Tom Lehrer reference?
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"Announcing results last week, Volvo said it saw sales fall by 20 per cent amid the chip shortage.
Speaking to investors, Martin Lundstedt, CEO, said: "The fourth quarter was yet another quarter characterised by the shortages of material, mainly related to semiconductors and also then the lack of capacity, including freight."
The link in the first sentence refers to Volvo Cars, but Martin Lundstedt is CEO of Volvo Group, i.e. trucks, buses.
Copied from the Wiki article for Honda Jazz / Fit:
"Honda had planned to use the name Fitta, and was released in Japan under that name in 2001. Because Fitta in Scandinavian languages is slang for vagina, Honda instead used Jazz in most markets and Fit in the Americas."
Myr is a kind of wetland, the closest word I can think of right now is "bog".
From wikipedia page for Mackmyra (the nearby village): "Namnet Mackmyra är sannolikt bildat av ordet mack (ett slags knott) som brukade dansa över myrarna som omger bruket."
= > "The name Mackmyra is most likely formed by the word mack (a kind of black fly) which used to dance over the bogs surrounding the ironworks"
As it is a criminal case, the burden of proof is on the prosecutor.
The Swedish courts have no jury, but a panel of judges.
"In first- and second-tier Swedish courts, both in the general and the administrative hierarchy, politically appointed lay judges (nämndemän) sit alongside professional judges in district and appellate general and administrative courts, but decide virtually no civil cases.Lay judges are always in the majority in district courts, whereas the professional judges are in the majority in the appellate courts."
"this $400 phone has a fingerprint reader. And it's on the back which is actually much more convenient that having it on the front."
Ignoring the typo that/than; How is fingerprint reader on the back much more convenient?
To me it seems inconvenient when the phone is in a car holder or lying on a table.
If you want to be literal about it (and I think you should in this case), Fiskargatan translates to "Fishes street" which sounds very friendly to me.
"Fisherman's street" would be Fiskaregatan, but my guess is the 'e' has been eroded by time and rapid pronunciation.
Icon for obvious reasons.
"It happens to the best of us: one minute you're raiding and pillaging on the Pontic-Caspian steppe, the next you're settled down with a stone age woman, have a mortgage on the hut and 2.4 kids."
That sounds like what might happen to Cohen the Barbarian and the Silver Horde...
Don't spoil anything, I have only read up to the beginning of "The Last Hero"!
From Electrek (El Reg's source):
"Apparently, the problem wasn’t due to a lack of knowledge on how to handle a crashed electric vehicle, but because of the state of the wreckage. Ronald Boer, a spokesman for the firefighters, said:
“If the car was on four wheels, the fire brigade normally has no difficulty to turn off the batteries. However, this car is completely destroyed, hampering the recovery. In this situation, you never know what can happen.”"
I suspect milk floats don't go off country lanes at what from the pictures looks like "adventurous" speeds...