While the future of England and Scotland’s relationship begins to look like two neighbours arguing over the height of a hedge, it seems two other countries have had a little disagreement…
Scandinavian neighbours – and age-old rivals – Sweden and Denmark, recently entered into a Twitter beef Kanye West would’ve been proud of, reports Russia Today.
The war of online words seemed to touch on the majority of the nerves which have accumulated since the countries last went to war over 400 years ago.
But the strangest part is that the whole thing started from what appears to be the two nations agreeing on something…
Next time you meet a Swede, suggest they install wall-to-wall carpeting at home and see what happens. pic.twitter.com/RjzM1blfrA
— Sweden.se (@swedense) July 7, 2016
That’s right, a seemingly harmless post in which the Swedes joked about an inexplicable hatred of theirs – wall-to-wall carpeting – next time you’re in Ikea, check it out – not a fitted carpet in sight…
And apparently this is a sentiment shared by the Danes – who reposted the tweet with a caption reading that disgust for wall-to-wall carpets is: “Just one of many things Danes and Swedes have in common.”
just one of many things, Danes and Swedes have in common https://t.co/9yC2zfO4Yl
— Denmark.dk 🇩🇰 (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016
It inexplicably snowballed from there – although it did all seem to be pretty good humoured…
Did you know that everything that is not forbidden in @swedense, is mandatory?
— Denmark.dk 🇩🇰 (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016Advertisement
Then it was time to rip into each other’s flags apparently:
But they did have time to congratulate each other on some of their socially responsible achievements:
.@swedense well like you, we are one of a few countries to fulfill the UN’s goal of giving 0.7 percent of our GNI to development cooperation— Denmark.dk 🇩🇰 (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016
Some people began to get a little worried about where this was all going:
But don’t worry – nothing’s going to kick off.
Ferencz Thuroczy, social media editor for the Swedish Institute, that navigates the Swedish account, told The Local.
The Danes quoted us this morning, we replied to that and then we mutually kept the theme going. We are friends and know that our target audience is entertained by this content.
You’re not wrong Ferencz, you’re not wrong. Keep doing what you’re doing!