In Swedish, the word for gums is tandkött, which translates to “tooth meat.” For some reason, this really bothers me. I can’t stand to hear things like, “When you brush, make sure you brush against the tooth meat.” Gums sound pink and rubbery. Tooth meat sounds ground up and bloody. I just can’t get used to it.
p.s. Never do a google image search on “tandkött.”