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Swedish map, 1691 (detail) 2 comments
snowbeast · 6 hours ago
This is a detail from a map of Östergötland, Sweden. The maps were created in the late 1600s, and describe in exhaustive detail farms, manors and other significant dwellings of the time. I get completely fascinated by them, not least in trying to decipher the archaic Swedish and embellished writing. Many places are described according to their usage and worth, e.g. "here is a little bit of fish but not much else of use." This is one of my favorites - the area just north of the center of this map is labelled "oduglig backe" which in Swedish means "piece of crap hill."
Source:
D14 Östergötlands län 1691. Lantmäteristyrelsen, Geometriska jordeböcker, SE/RA/420571/01/F/F1a/56 (1688-1694), bildid: 90003008_00106. Accessed at: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/bildvisning/90003008_00106
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A simple little riddle 16 comments
snowbeast · 6 hours ago
All right a Swedish one: Vad kallar man en ko som är dömd för snatteri?
A simple little riddle 16 comments
snowbeast · 8 hours ago
My answer is the same as @lionmaster ! Nice job though :-D How about this: what is the same size as a horse, but doesn't weigh anything?
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STD level 439932 6 comments
snowbeast · 15 hours ago
Aww, I'm sure you can find someone willing to help you with that
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Got my attention 12 comments
snowbeast · 18 hours ago
Nothing like a bit of long pork. Secret's in the sauce!
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Predictive Horoscopes for the Truly Bored 47 comments
snowbeast · 19 hours ago
Mine are never any good either. I just got "I feel ugly." Nice way to start the day!
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So satisfying. 1 comments
snowbeast · 19 hours ago
I did not care for that.
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C'est vrai 4 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
I'm tellin' you, 1600s Swedish maps. They are the shit!
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Please excuse my dog 5 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
You and me both, Mr. Crab
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Bear with me 11 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
Me neither tbh but I couldn't remember any other bear movies :-D
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Praying cat 9 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
Looks at those cute puffy cheeks
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Together warmer 2 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
Adorable
Swimming hole 4 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
Cenote. Could be anything down there.
Bear with me 11 comments
snowbeast · 1 day ago
Wow, not very considerate of our guest! I was thinking something like Open Season, The Great Outdoors or at least Paddington would be more appropriate... *snuggles bear*
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Lookit you making self-improvement sexy 1 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
Thanks, smiley newt
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GOOOOd wisdom 8 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
I don't think that's called pickpocketing
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Bear with me 11 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
*makes delicious crispy waffle for bear and one for @mr_pigeonwizard * so have you decided what we're watching?
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Should I stop charging it now? 3 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
Ni!
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Bear with me 11 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
Phase 2: Heat up the waffle iron and put on Netflix
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Advice more true than ever 5 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
I've actively avoided the news since the US election. I've been studying maps from the 1600s instead - SO FASCINATING. Pick your area of nerdery and go for it!
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Bear with me 11 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
Put the kettle on and get him a fresh pillow
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Telling people you love them is never borning 9 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
Wow sorry to be such a downer. Not having a good month. I agree that when 2 people are in love they should say I love you so many times per day that it nauseates everyone else ;-)
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Ah, so this is the cure for my ills 6 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
I came here to whine about cheese identification. Nice to see you guys are on the ball (cheese ball).
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Telling people you love them is never borning 9 comments
snowbeast · 2 days ago
What's awesome is telling someone you love them only to be told "you're great." Also among the best responses (especially from teenagers) is being consciously ignored as an act of passive aggression.
American breakfast 8 comments
snowbeast · 3 days ago
Used to be a pack of cigarettes there too
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