The Swedish Word For 'Man Cave' Literally Translates To 'Male Kindergarten'

We. Cannot. Stop. Lol-ing.

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From the ubiquitous hygge to the slightly more ominous ikigai ("Swedish death cleaning"), Scandinavia has been laying a lot of creative design lingo on us lately, and we are, frankly, living for it.

But nothing we have heard before tops the latest revelation: There's a Swedish word meaning "man cave," and its literal translation is both laugh-out-loud funny, and incredibly accurate.

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According to Swedish cleaning guru , the appropriate term is mansdagis, which literally means "male kindergarten." Yes. Let that sink in for a moment.

Much has been made of the trend for highly gendered, dude-only spaces, where women dare not tread. These days, the trope feels more than a little bit dated. Lately, the "no girls allowed" schtick has taken on a distinctly juvenile, Little Rascals edge.

Now, the solution is pretty obvious. We simply adopt Sweden's deeply satisfying moniker, and see how the "man cave" phenomenon holds up to a little bit of judicious rebranding.


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