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Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Swedish term or phrase: bläckhornskram

In a book review

Många svenskar lärde sig mer om Asien, inte minst Sveriges förste romanförfattare Jacob Wallenberg som skrev den humoristiska reseskildringen Min son på galejan, eller en ostindisk resa innehållande allehanda ***bläckhornskram***, samlade på skeppet Finland, som afseglade ifrån Götheborg i Dec.

I'm not sure what "bläckhornskram" could mean. Can anyone help please

Local time: 11:17

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4inkpot trifles
Agneta Pallinder

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inkpot trifles

In other words, the texts that he produced with his pen and the ink in his inkpot. He is being rather over modest in this long title, I would say. I had never heard the full title before, always just "Min son på galejan".

Agneta Pallinder
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:17
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 5
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