This is not just a random example, it's a quote from the historical poem Stenbocks kurir from 1886 by Carl Snoilsky. The story is that the Swedish army had won a victory at the battle of Helsingborg in 1710. The courier of the title was sent to tell the privy council this. The courier hurries so much that he's completely exhausted when he arrives. He almost faints, which makes the first lady offer him his chair, and then this, at the time extremely shocking situation occurs – you were not supposed to sit down while royalty was standing up those days. (read more)
for learners that do not natively speak english. Stay/stand http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/66025-stay-and-stand
I knew I will learn not only swedish, but some english aswell, coming from germany originaly. Hope I can make somene happy with this link - and thanks for posting this story and picture.
When we speak about objects, we're very fond of naming their exact position. So we're much more likely to say for instance Flaskan står på bordet than you are to say 'The bottle stands on the table'. This is why those hints are there – there are many sentences about this in other places in the course.