The Swede, however, seems to be taking his newly found “It Boy” status in stride.
The average American, he said, is much worse off than the average Swede.
But it was not until the 1980s that the world took real notice of the missing Swede.
In 1876, a 23-year-old Swede named S.A. Andrée went to see the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
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!
At the first glance he gave one the impression of being a Finn or a Swede.
There was a Swede yarning with the skipper, but they wouldn't let me hear.
One was an American "tough," the other a lazy, foul-mouthed Swede.
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."