The Ironism

The Ironism


The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.

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Some light Saturday night etymology anyone?

The first time I encountered the word fartlek I was amused that something would turn up in English that is so close to Swedish. Not that the word exists in Swedish, but the composite “fart” and “lek” does mean “speed” and “play”, which I found rather funny. Well, the jokes on me obviously since it is a Swedish idea from the 40’s by Gösta Holmér when he was training cross country teams…

This post continues at The Run Smiley Collective, go there and finish it!

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