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Toksvig is a Danish language surname. Notable people with the name include:

Danish language North Germanic language spoken in Denmark

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Claus Toksvig was a Danish journalist and broadcaster who, as the Danish Broadcasting Corporation's first ever permanent foreign correspondent, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in Danish broadcasting history.

Sandi Toksvig Danish-British comedian, writer and activist

Sandra Birgitte Toksvig, is a British-Danish comedian, actor, presenter and producer on British radio, stage, and television. She is also a political activist, having co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015. She has written plays, novels, and books for children. She was arguably the first woman in British public life to come out as a lesbian, in 1994.

Signe Toksvig Danish writer

Signe Toksvig (1891–1983) was a Danish writer. Her articles were published in the New York Times, the Nation, The Atlantic, and other periodicals. She also published several books, including biographies of Hans Christian Andersen and Emanuel Swedenborg. Her life and work, and obstacles she encountered, has also been the focus of scholarship by others. All her writings were in English.

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Gyldendal Danish publishing house.

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Bully Boy is a play by British-Danish playwright and comedian Sandi Toksvig. The show opened at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton, on 13 May 2011, with Anthony Andrews as Major Oscar Hadley and Joshua Miles as Private Eddie Clark. The play then launched the debut season of St James Theatre in September 2012, the first new West End theatre to open in 30 years.

Womens Equality Party political party from the United Kingdom

The Women's Equality Party is a feminist political party set up in the United Kingdom in 2015. The idea was conceived by Catherine Mayer and Sandi Toksvig at the Women of the World Festival, when they concluded that there was a need for a party to campaign for gender equality to the benefit of all. The launch meeting was on 28 March 2015 under the title "The Women's Equality Party needs you. But probably not as much as you need the Women's Equality Party". The party's full policy was launched by its then leader, Sophie Walker, at Conway Hall, on 20 October 2015.


Kagemand is a Danish cake shaped like a girl or boy which is traditionally eaten at birthdays and anniversaries.

Silver Lining is a play by British-Danish playwright and comedian Sandi Toksvig. The show opened at the Rose Theatre Kingston, on 3 February 2017 and is touring the UK in 2017.