Monday, January 6, 2014

The vulgarity of Swedish proverbs

One very common expression in Sweden is

Smaken är som baken - delad.

It roughly translates to "Matters of taste are like the butt - divided."

It's so common that most Swedes will simply say "Smaken är som baken"  leaving out the "divided" part because everyone knows the ending.

I find this expression completely lacking in taste but understand other people take the other side.