The Swede, however, seems to be taking his newly found “It Boy” status in stride.
An inexperienced 32-year-old Swede volunteered, and saved thousands.
But it was not until the 1980s that the world took real notice of the missing Swede.
The average American, he said, is much worse off than the average Swede.
With those four words, the towering Swede, Dolph Lundgren, achieved film immortality.
Jones not a British subject after all, but a Swede, who's travelled in America!
"Shut up, you big Swede, go and learn English," somebody said.
There was a Swede yarning with the skipper, but they wouldn't let me hear.
Her captain was a Swede, and knowing me for a seaman, invited me on the bridge.
He was a silent man, American born, of a Swede father, and now employed as a cleaner of refrigerator cars at the stock-yards.
1610s, from Low German, from Middle Low German Swede, back-formed from a source akin to Old English Sweoðeod, literally "Swede-people," from Sweon (plural) "Swedes" (Old Norse, Old Swedish Sviar), called by the Romans Suiones, probably from Proto-Germanic *sweba "free, independent," or else from *geswion "kinsman."