It’s week six. Now, before I get started on today’s topic, let me just tell
you that week numbers are something you have to learn to live with in Denmark.
I find it utterly confusing when someone asks me what I’m doing in week 13. I
mean, is that March, April? Help! Can’t they just say the week that starts 25
March? If, like me, you are unable to remember more than weeks 7 and 42 (those
are the only two week numbers I need to know – the weeks the kids’
school is closed for winter and autumn break), then you can try ugenr.dk(‘week number’). Type in the
date or the week number and this dinky website will do the conversion for
But I digress!
We are currently in week six. The Danish for six is seks. Yes,
yes. It sounds like sex. And which week do schools in Denmark teach sex
education? Yep, you guessed it – those crazy Danes thought it would be a great
laugh to have Sex in…Week Seks! Teaching material is available for 4th
to 10th grades, but the aim is to open it up for all students, right from
kindergarten class. Want to know more? Ugesex.dk
I – meanwhile – would like to leave you with a joke…
Hvorfor må man ikke kigge ind af bagerens vinduer? Why aren’t you
allowed to look into bakers’ windows?
Fordi der ligger snegle og boller! Because there are are snails
(The literal translation is “…because there are cinammon rolls and
buns”. Snegle is a snail but also the word for a cinnamon roll. And
bolle is the word for a baker’s bun, but also the slang verb ‘to have
Enjoy Week SexSix!