Word of the day: Smörgåsbord

Much to the annoyance of my beloved beau, friends, passers-by, and small animals across South Wales etc. etc., I have been wantonly using the word Smörgåsbord like it is going out of fashion FAST.

Some examples:

‘That looks like a veritable Smörgåsbord of deliciousness…’ (at home)

‘We’re offering you a Smörgåsbord of female-fronted musical entertainment…’ (as Swansea Feminist Network’s rather witless MC for the music fundraiser…)

Hell, I even used it in my VERY FIRST blog post (which you can scroll to down the page…)

Smörgåsbord. Smörgåsbord. Smörgåsbord.

Say it with me, people. It rrrrrolls off the tongue. If you are a language fancier like myself, then you can really get into that crazy RRRRR sound with a minimal amount of effort.

But what, pray tell, is a Smörgåsbord?

Dictionary.com says:



1. A buffet offering hot and cold meats, salads, hors d’oeuvres, etc.

2. A wide range of something; a variety: “a smorgasbord of different musical styles”.

Urban Dictionary, however, says something entirely different…but you’ll have to check THAT out for yourselves…

The word itself, Smörgåsbord, originates in Sweden, and consists of the words smörgås (open-faced sandwich) and bord (table).

A veritable Smörgåsbord of deliciousness, perchance?



One thought on “Word of the day: Smörgåsbord

  1. aliciacesmith

    Young lady, I read this and found myself saying it in passing yesterday. Thanks for that. Hopefully I evoke found memories of Bruce for you – a Smörgåsbord of memories 😉
    aces x


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