On 12/29/2012 12:32 PM, Platonist Guitar Cowboy wrote:
In french we say popularly that "about taste and color we don't argue".
et des couleurs on ne discute pas).
That's because Francophones have no taste, they just try to sell the notion that they do
for marketing ;)
In Germany this is more ambiguous, as we have the equivalent statement but also its
negation: a popular turn-of-phrase is "Über Geschmack lässt sich bekanntlich streiten."
Roughly translates "On matters taste, we can argue/negotiate/dispute", which fits with
the fuzzy linguistic statement above.
I thought every body just quoted the latin, "De gustibus non est disputandum.", which is
literally the opposite of the German (the Romans were more tolerant?) but probably means
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