Learning Swedish, part 4 (“Bork, bork, bork!”)
Scottro was kind enough to inform me that while “Bork, bork, bork!” is not standard Swedish, it’s a valid regional variant. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to determine the standard Swedish cognate (historical comparative linguistics training notwithstanding), which means I don’t know what The Swedish Chef is actually saying. I’ve narrowed the choices down to a few possibilities:
borg n. - castle (“Castle, castle, castle!”)
borr n. - drill; gimlet (“Drill, drill, drill!”)
bort adv. - away (“Away, away, away!”)
burk n. - pot; jar; tin; can (“Pot, pot, pot!”)
ork n. - strength (“Strength, strength, strength!”)
Pick your favorite.