flygskam

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of flyg (flight) +‎ skam (shame).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flygskam c

  1. Shame of flying, due to the environmental impact of aviation
    • 2018 January 23, Malte Persson, “Översvämmade i en flod av förljugenhet”, in Expressen[1]:
      Flygskam hos medelklassen lär inte rädda världen, men vi kanske åtminstone slipper plågas av poänglösa resebilder på Instagram.
      A middle-class shame associated with flying is unlikely to save the world, but at least we might avoid being plagued by holiday photos on Instagram.
    • 2019 July 7, Henning Eklund, “Svensk turism slår rekord: ”Stolt att stanna hemma””, in Svenska Dagbladet:
      Både kronan och flygskammen kan vara viktiga faktorer som påverkar hur många besökare vi får under årets viktigaste månader.
      Both the krona and the shame associated with flying may be important factors influencing the number of visitors we have received during the busiest months of the year.

Declension[edit]

Declension of flygskam 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative flygskam flygskammen
Genitive flygskams flygskammens