Rugbrød was the major staple of most of the population until potatoes became widespread during the late 19th century, and even up to the 1950s, Danes ate much larger amounts of rugbrød than today. It has been discussed why this bread type prevailed better in Denmark than other Northern European countries. Rugbrød is implied in the colloquial Danish term for serving prison time, på vand og brød ("on water and bread"). Until 1933, prisoners could in some circumstances be punished with an allowance of only water, a fixed amount of rugbrød, salt and possibly lard.
As is the case with other languages, many common Danish idioms are nearly impossible to translate into English. Below you will find a list of colloquial expressions that you are likely to hear during a stay in Denmark.
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