3 definitions by amy luu collis

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Means "It glides in". Was originally the fight song of the Swedes during the World Cup hockey championships of 1995, held in Sweden. Also intended to be the official song of the championships.
Unsurprisingly, it became very popular in Finland after we won the World Cup for the first time ever. Our national hockey team, the Lions, actually recorded it. Even now, people sing it when they gather in bars to watch hockey games, no matter who the opponent may be. All the better if it's Sweden.
*a bunch of Finns in a bar*
Finn 1: Sweden sucks!
Finn 2: Look! Teemu Selänne scored!
All: DEN GLIDER IN, DEN GLIDER IN, DEN GLIDER IN I MÅL IGEN! *all take shots*
by amy luu collis April 14, 2011
One of the most ledgendary hockey games ever in the history of World Cup hockey ever (15 May 2011). At least according to us, the Finns, who kicked Sweden's ass, 6-1. Siriusly, it was LEDGENDARY.

The first victory for Finland in 16 years, the previous one being from Sweden in Sweden in May 1995, you can bet your ass that this was celebrated like no other. Anywhere you went, you could hear shouts of Den glider in and Ihanaa, Leijonat, ihanaa; the centre of Helsinki was full of people in various stages of drunkeness, singing, dancing, yelling and hugging complete strangers. Today, 16 May 2011, the entire nation is experiecing a colloquial hangover, even those who didn't drink anything last night, because those who did kept up everyone else. Today is the day when no one really cares if you're not 100% on top of your game, because no one else is either. Today, we celebrate. SIX FUCKING ONE, SUCKERS.
Finn 1: Did you watch the Hockey World Cup Final 2011?
Finn 2: Yeah, it was a total bloodbath!
Finn 3: YEAH, IHANAA, LEIJONAT, IHANAA!
Finn 2: DEN GLIDER IN!
All: SIX FUCKING ONE, SUCKERS!
by amy luu collis May 15, 2011
Shit people take way too seriously.
For example:
An annual hockey game, hosted by Finland and Sweden alternately, which is literally the high point of some people's pathetic years. Then there's also the annual decathlon, equally pathetically adored. I don't know about Swedes, but just about every single Finnish person I've met (excluding myself, of course) hates Sweden with a passion. At least while these stupid sport things are going on. I swear, the high point of most Finns' lives was when we beat Sweden for the hockey World Cup in 1995, in their stadium. Huzzah. I wasn't old enough to remember anything then, but judging from stories I've heard, 'twas a party like no other. There's been a song or two written about it. And then, of course, there's "Den glider in”.
And of course there's all the sayings we have about Sweden and whatnot. Like "Tärkeintä ei ole voitto, vaan se, että Ruotsi häviää" ("The most important thing is not victory, but that Sweden loses"). Not to mention all our jokes... Think blonde jokes, but replace "blonde" with "Swede". I've heard that Swedes also have similar jokes -- about Norwegians. It's a common stereotype in Finland that Swedes are stupid, and therefore Fennoswedes may be slightly discriminated against (although it's nothing compared to racial discrimination otherwise. Finnish people make me sick sometimes).
The stupidest thing? It has no logical beginning.
Finn 1: Wanna hear a Finland-Sweden rivalry joke?
Finn 2: Yeah!
Finn 1: What's a Swedish equivalent of a perpetual motion machine?
Finn 2: I don't know, tell me?
Finn 1: A piece of paper with "Please turn over" written on both sides!
Both: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
by amy luu collis April 14, 2011

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