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Word of the day – “Tvångstopsning”

And they say watching television is not educating. I learned a new word last week, in Swedish: “Tvångstopsning”. It’s what the police do when you refuse to give a DNA sample. They take a cotton stick (“tops”) and scrape your mouth for DNA against your will.

I heard it in a documentary about a serial rapist in Umeå, Sweden that was caught when the police got a DNA match from a “tvångstopsning”. This word seems to be a googlewhack, i.e. a search in Google gives one single result (although a real googlewhack is supposed to contain two words, oh well…).

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