An article in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet about Finland Swedish claims that “loan words are the spice of a language.” On the other hand, some languages are staunchly against loan words and try to create new words rather than borrow ones from other tongues. What do you think?
What are your favorite loan words? Or words that you think should be loaned from one language to another?
I have written here before about my desire to see the Swedish word “sambo” adopted to English. Share some of your favorites!