There is a quote: על טעם וריח אין להתוכח. I've heard this attributed to חז"ל, but it seems more like a folk saying. What is the source of this?

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    על ריח וטעם יש מחלוקת כל פעם
    – Double AA
    Feb 1, 2022 at 2:24
  • Welcome to MiYodeya Burt and thanks for this first question. Great to have you learn with us!
    – mbloch
    Feb 1, 2022 at 3:49
  • @DoubleAA where did you get that from
    – Burt
    Feb 2, 2022 at 2:36
  • @Burt first overheard it in a judaica store in meah sharim maybe 15+ years ago
    – Double AA
    Feb 2, 2022 at 2:38
  • I asked this very question to my rebbe a few years ago, and his answer was "Mistoma some girls' school."
    – JewishMale
    Feb 2, 2022 at 21:11

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According to Wiktionary it was coined by an Israeli writer named Avraham Shlonsky.

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