Written with speakers of Swedish and English in mind, the author catches a glimpse of English at play with Swedish in mainstream news and international media between 2015 and 2020. What do we know about Volvo, immigrants or travel? Is Brexit part of a social practice? Why is French included as well as Norwegian wolves and wood? How do British and Swedish political party leaders, US presidents and climate activists perform, and why so many elephants? When English is taken hostage to help occupy Swedish space it can affect the political direction and impact everyday lives. With curiosity and the help of other language(s) readers should get the gist of English on the run in Swedish Social Space.