The prononcation of the word is wrong. There is an e missing somewhere between the s and l. You can check this on Google translator by switching to Norwegian and listen.
If you make that e — the e-eh in front of every second word in American sofa kitchen TV — or the nodding e-eh in the beginning of every sentence of their answer when politicians are questioned what they don't want to talk about — then this explain the word koselig.
What is the explanation then? E-eh? Shouldn’t we make it cozy now?
You want to do other things than to face the reality of what your friends or surroundings are up to at the moment. Simply flee into the world that makes you think you are lucky, because you — at this moment — don’t want to face the harsh reality.
By using this word koselig you switch off further discussion about what someone else might want to talk about. This word has a lot of power to the owner of the moment.
There is a lot to read between the lines in this article. These statements are seen through posh and media glasses.
There are a lot of people out there who can’t afford coziness. They have lost their job, they live in cartoon houses on the street, they were medicated to become drug addicts or lost family members due to the bad handling of the ongoing pandemic and many other reasons and also loneliness.
Norway always get high scores on living indexes. Did you know that a the income of nurse is not enough to buy a flat in the capital of Oslo? If you use most of your income to pay the rent, then it could be hard to buy candle lights and make it cozy. People living on the street can’t afford it either, but they have to buy them for different purposes.
Hope you take good care, koselig or not…