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September 4, 2003

What's Danish for "Ark Commandant"?

Posted by Mike on September 4, 2003 4:32 PM

O.k. I'll admit it: I thought the assorted Scandinavian languages just happened to have several thousand words that all mean "cold, sterile, and efficient," but it turns out IKEA gets its product names from a variety of sources with a surprising amount of systemization. O.k. Not surprising. These are, after all, the people who are going to furnish the space ark.