LAGOM—MODERATION. Lola Akinmade -Akerstrom also shows how “lagom” means more than sharing. She gives other meanings: “just the right amount,” “in moderation,” “appropriate”. An example she gives shows how the word means more than sharing: “The water is lagom hot, or the coffee is lagom strong.” She also suggests that Swedes tend to have preferences in the middle. Coffee is an example: “mellanbrygg—the medium type of coffee brew—dominates store shelves. Many Swedes have a hard time deciding between strong and light blends, so they gravitate toward the middle, the medium, the lagom brew.”

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