(The Local) One of Sweden's most well-known icons, The Swedish Chef from The Muppets, may actually be speaking Norwegian – at least that's what one U.S. based online magazine has concluded.
"Hurdy gurdy gurdy" and "bork bork bork."
These are the two gibberish phrases most people tend to use when imitating a Swede - and it's all thanks to the Swedish Chef from The Muppets.
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However, Slate magazine in the US has looked deeper into the character's accent and come to the conclusion that the rambunctious chef is actually speaking a language more similar to that spoken by people in Sweden's neighbour to the west – Norway.