Last Update 20:45
Saturday, 16 November 2019

Proverb of the day: Eat what you like and wear what other people like

Eat what you like and wear what other people like.

Ahram Online , Friday 8 May 2015
Views: 3604
Views: 3604


   كل اللى يعجبك و البس اللى يعجب الناس

  Koll elli ye'gebak we elbes elli ye'geb el nas

Translation: Eat what you like and wear what other people like.

Meaning: Do what you want, when other people are not involved, as in culinary choices. But when other people are involved, as in sartorial choices, show some courtesy. Despite its nod to conservatism, that proverb's assertion of the boundary between personal and public space is so unequivocal, and increasingly desirable.

Source: Egyptian Proverbs

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat



Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.