”kört varg”/\"köra varg\"

English translation: done something wrong/do something wrong

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Swedish term or phrase:”kört varg”/\\\"köra varg\\\"
English translation:done something wrong/do something wrong
Entered by: Deane Goltermann

17:00 Jan 21, 2017
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Mechanic slang
Swedish term or phrase: ”kört varg”/\"köra varg\"
A witness statement from a mechanic discussing faults in electric motors has this to say:

"Felen som vi hittar varierar från motor till motor och finns inte på alla motorer vilket gör att det är tydligt att det är frågan om felaktiga konstruktioner där någon **”kört varg”** vid tillverkningen."

This is "in quotes" also. Perhaps even west coast slang...
Deane Goltermann
Sweden
Local time: 02:15
done something wrong/do something wrong
Explanation:
Eg, common workshop slang term depicting that something is or has been done incorrectly. Or even is due to a design error.

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Note added at 22 mins (2017-01-21 17:22:37 GMT)
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A 'varg' can be a reject, rejected part.
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George Hopkins
Local time: 02:15
Grading comment
Thanks, and Thomas' fun reference was very helpful. I used to listen to that show regularly .... before everything wen online. My main question was if this Swe term meant there was 'intent' as in 'trashed' or it was more a 'bug' or 'sloppy'...
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5 +3done something wrong/do something wrong
George Hopkins
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Thomas Johansson

  

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
done something wrong/do something wrong


Explanation:
Eg, common workshop slang term depicting that something is or has been done incorrectly. Or even is due to a design error.

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Note added at 22 mins (2017-01-21 17:22:37 GMT)
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A 'varg' can be a reject, rejected part.

George Hopkins
Local time: 02:15
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 274
Grading comment
Thanks, and Thomas' fun reference was very helpful. I used to listen to that show regularly .... before everything wen online. My main question was if this Swe term meant there was 'intent' as in 'trashed' or it was more a 'bug' or 'sloppy'...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Agneta Pallinder: Example from a blog"Den här cylindern kom grabben hem med från jobbet och frågade om jag kunde borra till hans jobbarkompis, självklart sa jag. Klart man ska köra varg just då när man inte ska ta nå betalt ens."
50 mins
  -> Thanks Agneta -- många vargar har man gjort, men talar tyst om.

agree  Thomas Johansson
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Thomas för referensen.

agree  Anna Herbst: Lyssna på Thomas referens från Sveriges radio.
9 hrs
  -> Thanks Anna -- I listened to Thomas' interesting reference.
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Reference comments


3 hrs peer agreement (net): +3
Reference

Reference information:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=442&arti...

Thomas Johansson
Peru
Works in field
Native speaker of: Swedish
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Anna Herbst: Tack för en fantastisk referens, Thomas. Lärde mig något nytt idag!
6 hrs
agree  Agneta Pallinder: Och tänk att "få vajsing på cykeln" skulle vara att "få vargsing" - det hade jag aldrig kunnat ana! Tack från mej också, Thomas!
13 hrs
agree  George Hopkins: Thanks Thomas. Görs det vargar i Peru också?
1 day 15 hrs
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