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den goda russineffekten

English translation: the beneficial effect of picking out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)

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13:26 Oct 26, 2007
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: den goda russineffekten
Talking about major trademark doing charity work in Africa where schools are being opened to tend gardens to learn how to sustain themselves and continue agriculture, etc.
The phrase used is 'den goda russineffekten'.
Does anyone have any idea exactly what is meant, or whether it could have an English equivalent?
If so, I'd be really grateful for the input (my brain's had it today).
Helen Johnson
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:39
English translation:the beneficial effect of picking out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)
Explanation:
No, I am not aware of any commonly used English expression for this effect.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-10-26 16:48:39 GMT)
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http://www.lawline.se/besvaradfraga.php?id=8439

Q.E.D.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-10-26 16:51:20 GMT)
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The word "russineffekt" is established in the Swedish language; your source text is not "a play on words".

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Note added at 5 hrs (2007-10-26 18:42:23 GMT)
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Addendum:

Further research indicates that it could also mean "the beneficial effect of being able to pick out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)".
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 21:39
Grading comment
That's exactly what I did - thanks!
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5 +1the beneficial effect of picking out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)
Sven Petersson


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the beneficial effect of picking out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)


Explanation:
No, I am not aware of any commonly used English expression for this effect.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-10-26 16:48:39 GMT)
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http://www.lawline.se/besvaradfraga.php?id=8439

Q.E.D.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-10-26 16:51:20 GMT)
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The word "russineffekt" is established in the Swedish language; your source text is not "a play on words".

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Note added at 5 hrs (2007-10-26 18:42:23 GMT)
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Addendum:

Further research indicates that it could also mean "the beneficial effect of being able to pick out the best bits (like the raisins in a cake)".


Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 21:39
Meets criteria
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 225
Grading comment
That's exactly what I did - thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bengt Evertsson: "established in the Swedish language"??? My spontaneanous interpretation, if somebody used that word, would be that they were referring to something being shrivelled up like a raisin (not the case here of course). What is the full sentence in Swedish?
1 day16 hrs
  -> I did not write 'WELL established'!
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