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What they do for fun in Sweden

Trash off licences.

Or rather break the windows and spray slogans on the windows of a Systembolaget store in Umeå. Given that the off licences are a state monopoly and the cost of booze in Sverige is horrendous, I can think of a couple of reasons why I might be protesting, but instead Sweden has had an outbreak of straight edgers. The Straight Edge Terror Force's statement reads thus : "Alcohol is a terrible poison, which contributes to getting people on (sic) trouble and making them feel bad". Oooh err, just mineral water for me now.

I was vaguely aware of the straight edge movement before, being mainly American punks who eschew drink, drugs, smoking and in some cases making the beast with two backs. Given that the whole point of teenage rebellion is to attempt to run counter to societal norms, I think they deserve some credit for cooking up something a bit out of the ordinary.
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Blogger Andy said... 9:58 am

I have never been to Sweden but I want to! Not sure if I have been to Croyden either....  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:02 am

Not sure? How could anyone not fail to have had a sojourn in the Florence of the North burnt into his or her memory?  



Anonymous Sutton pedant said... 11:14 am

As a pedant, I'm imprest you can do the "a" with the little circle.
However, I believe the Nordic (sounds slitely fascist) countries have been reducing their booze prices recently.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 11:22 am

I did a C&P from the original, although in my quest for accurate accents I have been known to do things in Word.

You might enjoy the Wiki article on the Heavy metal umlaut.  



Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 11:36 am

any teenage rebellion that doesn't involve drinking,drugs and promiscuity isn;'t really a revbellion is it?  



Anonymous newmania said... 11:48 am

The Stornaway of the South you mean. Is this straight edge thing a brand name for religious nutcases ? `ssume so .

If they don`t want their women I `ll have them  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:34 pm

RM - does all seem to go rather against much of the point of being a teenager.

N - I believe Stornoway is quite rugged... Hope Mrs N doesn't read your coda.  



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