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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...

Totto

Smeknamn/pet namesPosted by Gunvor 2011-01-10 22:48:51

Totto is baby language for 'horse'. Probably onomatopoetic, after the sound of a trotting horse.

Incidentally (I think) there is also the word toto, short for totalisator, a system for gambling at horseraces.

Another, more common pet word for 'horse' is pålle. No idea why! Pålle comes from Pål which is the Swedish version of Paul(us).

Mer om hästar/More about horses: http://www.svd.se/kulturnoje/serier/berglins_5017.svd