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Folk etymology: laget om[edit]

I've added a section title, to summarize
Nbarth (email) (talk) 23:26, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I have heard that it was used formerly, when many people should drink of the same glass and it should be enough for "laget om" (literally, "around the team"). Anybody heard the same? Smiddle 18:08, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

That story is a very common folk etymology, but it's not actually true. The -om is a plural dative form, not the preposition om "about, around" and the lag in this case is "law, rule", not "group, company, team".
Peter Isotalo 13:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Two of them[edit]

Why are there two sections with exactly the same definitions but with different examples (and years)? HannesP 20:43, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

One for the adjective, and one for the adverb? \Mike 15:18, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Arguably, though, the current example "lagom stor" for the adjective is a bad one since "lagom" modifies the adjective "stor", and as such is used as an adverb. "Den här lägenheten är precis lagom för min dotter" may be a better example. --Dolda2000 (talk) 15:50, 20 December 2016 (UTC)