SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #1
Hej alla! Jag heter Super-Svensk. Hi everybody! My name is Super-Svensk. I have decided to create a "word of the week" page to help you guys learn some silly and more obscure Swedish vocabulary. Each week, I will post a new Swedish word, along with its definition(s). Enjoy!!
CYKELSTÄLLSFRÅGA (common gender/en-word -- plural: cykelställsfrågor)
1. a question regarding a bicycle stand
2. when an organization or company spends too much time discussing unimportant matters (mainly because the larger problems are too difficult to understand or because the smaller items are easier to discuss)
Lovely word, I can see the evolution of the expression (no doubt there are companies that have spent endless hours arguing where the bicycle shed should be put or if it is too big or too small...)
In Finnish the similar expression is "lillukanvarret", "stalks of lillukka"(=rubus saxatilis, a small and rather unimportant plant)