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Old January 16 2009, 08:27 AM   #18
Aike
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

Thanks for your answers.

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Aike wrote: View Post
I am Swedish so I find these lines hilarious. And I know exactly why. But I won´t tell you now since I want to know why non-Swedes think it is funny.
Wasn't it a joke aimed at Bjorn Borg?
This is what I always thought, too.

Timo wrote: View Post
Of course, there's the famous Swedish culinary catchphrase "Bork, bork, bork" as well.
This is a reference I was not aware of, but it may very well be the inspiration for the joke, since the Swedish Chef was very popular among the usenet geeks back in the early to midninties.

Elder Knight wrote: View Post
I thought that pianist-comedian Victor Borge was the inspiration.
That is a good one. Too bad he is Danish
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