slinka ut grodor

English translation: stupid remark

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Swedish term or phrase:slinka ut grodor
English translation:stupid remark
Entered by: SafeTex

16:25 Aug 18, 2018
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: slinka ut grodor
Hello

What exactly are "grodor" in

Att det slank ut ***”grodor”*** ganska ofta var inte så konstigt i den ganska avskilda svenska konsensuskulturen.

I can't quite work out if they are politically incorrect remarks, saucy jokes, lewd remarks, Freudian slips, bare truths etc.

Thanks
SafeTex
France
Local time: 23:48
stupid remark
Explanation:
It's basically all what you said. A "frog" is basically something "ugly" said inadvertently. The normal swedish expression is that a "frog leaped out of his/her mouth". It can basically be anything that should have been unsaid.
(I think the expression comes from an old fairy tale, might be one of the Grimm tales. I do not recall exactly, but it is something along the lines of a girl that gets rewarded for a good deed and a gold coin thereafter falls out of hers mouth every time she speaks, of course there's an envious and evil sister/woman that tries to be rewarded the same way, but as she is evil, she gets cursed instead so a frog leaps out of her mouth every time she says something.)

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-08-18 16:38:07 GMT)
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I should stress that frogs are mistakes. If someone says something bad intentionally upsetting, it's not a frog. A frog is either said by mistake, or it is a frog because the one uttering the frog isn't aware of how it will be received. In either case it is an error/mistake that the one who uttered it would wish undone.
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Anders Ericsson
Sweden
Local time: 23:48
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could also be 'faux pas", "blunder" etc.
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stupid remark


Explanation:
It's basically all what you said. A "frog" is basically something "ugly" said inadvertently. The normal swedish expression is that a "frog leaped out of his/her mouth". It can basically be anything that should have been unsaid.
(I think the expression comes from an old fairy tale, might be one of the Grimm tales. I do not recall exactly, but it is something along the lines of a girl that gets rewarded for a good deed and a gold coin thereafter falls out of hers mouth every time she speaks, of course there's an envious and evil sister/woman that tries to be rewarded the same way, but as she is evil, she gets cursed instead so a frog leaps out of her mouth every time she says something.)

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-08-18 16:38:07 GMT)
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I should stress that frogs are mistakes. If someone says something bad intentionally upsetting, it's not a frog. A frog is either said by mistake, or it is a frog because the one uttering the frog isn't aware of how it will be received. In either case it is an error/mistake that the one who uttered it would wish undone.

Anders Ericsson
Sweden
Local time: 23:48
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
could also be 'faux pas", "blunder" etc.
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