Daily Archives: March 11, 2008

IKEA is putting down Denmark?

While there is much of interest in this article, War Booty in the New York Times there was an interesting aside about how:

“On Valentine’s Day, a Danish newspaper went so far as to run a front-page headline accusing Ikea, the furniture giant founded by a Swede, which Danes have long loved to hate, of “bullying Denmark” by giving comfy sofas and shiny tables Swedish and Norwegian place names while assigning Danish names to doormats and rugs.”

As is mostly the case with nytimes.com, the whole article is worth a look.