I feel like Hong Kong is experiencing a second wave of Fjällräven Kånken backpacks.

I did regular #kånkenspotting reports back in 2017, but after a while I didn't notice them much any more, they faded into the new mix of background radiation of backpacks.

But lately I feel that the Kånken incidence is making new leaps. I start noticing it again. Could be all in my head, of course. Maybe I stayed home too much and forgot what the Kånken base rate felt like. Or maybe they're actually on the rise again, to a higher new normal.

#fjällraven #fjallraven #kånken #kanken #kankenspotting

@clacke Never heard of these - I had to look it up. I felt I was struggling to read Swedish when I first saw your post!

@gemlog It's just two more characters. 😀

long "å" is like the "oa" in "oar"
short "å" is like the "o" in "rock"
long "ä" is like the "ai" in "air"
short "ä" is like the "e" in "send"

there was no "ö", but a long "ö" is not too far from the "u" in "fur"
I don't think there's an English example for short "ö"

Kånken /Conken/
Fjällräven /Fjellraiven/

That's it, now you can read Swedish! 😀

(let's not talk about how to pronounce "y", even gifted Germans can't do it without a lot of guidance and practice)

@clacke No, no - I wasn't complaining about the Swedish words! I was noting that it may as well have been martian, because I had no idea about that product at all!
Unlike finnish or polish, I will attempt to comprehend something written in swedish.

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