I have a new favorite Portuguese saying:
A merda é a mesma, as moscas é que mudam.
Translation: “The shit is the same, it’s the flies that change.” Which is somehow so much more colorful than the American version of “Same shit, different day.” At any rate, I’m quite certain I will find numerous ways to work this into my vocabulary of phrases. The first part really does roll off the tongue, and I love the alliteration.
By the way, you can thank my wife for talking me out of putting up the image I was originally going to use for this post. If you want to risk it, it’s here. (Her real objection may have been that I showed it to her while she was eating…)