Icelandic sayings on Saturday – 7
Postcard courtesy of Landsbankinn
Seventh saying in our series of nine –
They splash the skyr who own it.
Laden with irony, this phrase actually means quite the opposite. Synonymous with the English proverb about people who throw stones in glass houses, it acquired something of a cult status a few decades ago when an angry protestor lobbed handfuls of the wholesome if messy dairy product skyr at members of parliament during a ceremonial procession.
Skyr is delicious – I wouldn’t waste it on politicians.