Both Riksmål and Swenska are written standards, not spoken ones. ABBA would still technically be singing in a Scandinavian dialect regardless of what written standard they used to write the lyrics. Nobody would really know what standard the lyrics for "Dancing Queen" was written in when they sang it at the Eurovidere Song Contest.
While Riksnordisk may be the official spoken standard of Riksmål, there is still a tendency to speak in a regional dialect within Rikets Radio's Scandinavian regional network. This is, of course, officially discouraged for the benefit of the other regional networks of the RR, whose viewers would only understand Riksnordisk. So I don't think ABBA would have been banned outright from RR. I don't even think the original Swenska lyrics would have been officially discouraged since its use in ABBA's songs is artistic.
I'll edit the article to reflect all this.
Boreanesia 23:23, 10 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Aw man, I was hoping to make ABBA edgy and junk. :( BoArthur Sounds cool. And that'll work.
- Don't worry! The conservatives would still view ABBA as edgy and junk for using Swenska to write their lyrics. Boreanesia 01:11, 11 Aug 2005 (PDT)
The actual song was Waterloo....but since that doesn't carry the same symbolism *there* as *here*...What would? BoArthur 23:31, 10 Aug 2005 (PDT)
- I was just wondering about that. Perhaps ABBA won in 1972, the year Archqueen Margrethe II began her reign, and it was in that year they wrote "Dancing Queen" -- not like *here*, which was 1976. It would be nice to have a Swenska version of it, but I have been unable to find a Swedish version of it in the net. There's a Spanish version, though, but that doesn't really help. ;) I suppose its called "Dansande Drottning" in Swenska -- not much different from Riksmål "Dansende Drottning". Boreanesia 01:00, 11 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Well, I was listening to Waterloo today, and I think that it could be possible that we just change Wellington for Napoleon...that is, if Waterloo happened at all *there*. BoArthur
Looks good to me. We can add more to the article if we want to as well. BoArthur 12 Aug 2005
Touring later this year?
How could that be when one 2/3 aren't speaking to the other 2/3 anymore since the two couples divorced each other? BPJ 11:09, 12 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Ah, but that's *here*. Are we sure they did so *there*? If they are divorced *there* maybe they were moved by the Florida War and the suffering of the Cruzados to reconcile their differences? BoArthur
Well, whatever the reason, they're obviously not divorced *there*. As it turns out, they're just as old as Mitch Jaeger and the Rumbling Rocks. ;) Boreanesia 00:28, 14 Aug 2005 (PDT)