Next in the series Ont krut förgås inte så lätt.
So... The origin of this phrase is said to be German Unkraut vergeht nicht
, which means "weeds don't go away"... When the Swedes adopted the phrase sometime long ago, instead of translating unkraut
properly, we simply replaced it with the very similar-sounding Swedish ont krut
, meaning "evil gunpowder".
The meaning of the phrase is quite obvious. Bad things stay.
...Like taxes, an art block, or the bugs on deviantart.
--My other stamps
dA Stalker [link]
Google is my Brain [link]
Evil Gunpowder [link]
The Last Potato [link]
Owls in the Moss [link]
Pipecleaners are an art form [link]
Pipe organs 4ever! [link]My gallery (I actually do other things than stamps sometimes! ) [link]