Posted by: janecronin | July 26, 2011

Spanish sayings – each to his own


Here is a neat little saying that sums up a general observation: “Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito” – there’s nothing written about tastes.  It’s strange how the literal translation doesn’t sound quite right.  Here’s a less literal one: “There’s nothing laid down, or there’s no law about tastes”. 

It’s exactly what you say after you’ve been introduced to someone’s horrendous new boy/girlfriend, or been asked to admire some appalling item of clothing.   Always best to say it out of earshot though!

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  1. Is that the same as ‘there’s no accounting for taste’?

  2. Indeed it is! Sometimes I get so carried away I forget to say what it actually means!


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