A book by former conservative Prime Minister. That existence of which he now refuses to acknowledge. It also refers to the swedish people, as a whole, as "mentally disabled". Good times.
It doesn't quite translate, but I might interest you in fårskalle - literally "sheep head" - which means "idiot". :)
I'm pretty sure cats aren't people. And my cats definitely think they are far superior to people. Except Solero, but he's stupid.
Why is 'the sleeping folk' not accepted ? What's the Swedish for folk, if it isn't folk ?
Swedish folk refers to people in the e.g. "people of a nation" sense, not the "persons" sense, in this case.
True, but I'd think that hardly common today. "The indigenous folk(s) of New Zealand"... just sounds weird, wouldn't you say?
That's pretty accurate. Some of us (in the USA) use "folks" frequently in referring to groups of people: e.g., "Hey, folks, listen up" "The folks at the front office..." and some use it with the more specific meaning of "parents", e.g., "So, what do your folks do?"
But to many others it just sounds...folksy. :) And AFAIK even those of us who do use the noun wouldn't use it in the specific "people of a nation" sense.
So "The people are sleeping" doesn't work here? I know it lacks some of the pointedness of the sleeping people, but it seems more literal?
This is also an adjective, though - it's talking about the people who are sleeping, rather than the action of sleeping being performed by people.
There are supposed to be 18 comments, but when I get it states there are none. This happens periodically. Do they ever come back?
Are you using the Android app? I know there's a bug in that which causes no comments to display occasionally (or rather quite a lot, really).