New word: Danboozle

Danboozle: verb

To try to convince someone to do something in a certain way because ‘this is how it is done in Denmark’ (whether it is or not).

Example:- Here in Denmark, we always rinse the washing up thoroughly under hot water before placing it in the dishwasher.

 

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  1. I do that all of the time, and I’m American. I know that my dishwasher cannot clean a dish with, say, dried egg yolk on it!

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    1. That’s my point: people from everywhere do it. It’s not a Danish thing to do… and yet you might get instructed to do it because It Is The Way It Is Done Here.

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