Vocab Phrase of the Day: “Saga til næsta bæjar”

Vocab Phrase of the Day

‘Saga til næsta bæjar’

“something to tell at the next farm”

I came across this phrase–which apparently, “…everyone’s heard before”–in a very interesting article about a current exhibition at the Icelandic Museum of Design and Applied Art. According to the article, the phrase “…hearkens to a period of greater isolation in Iceland. When people went out, they would travel from farm to farm. If they heard a story or came upon something of fascination, it would be something “worth telling at the next farm.”

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