Once upon a time Pere Quart (Joan Oliver to his friends) composed some often wickedly funny verses that were published with drawings by Xavier Nogués under the title Bestiari in Barcelona in 1937. His treatise on the camel and the dromedary is reminiscent of one by Ogden Nash that I blogged into melodious Catalan a couple of months back and I prefer his zebra:
Strolling the sandorama:
A donkey trapped in its pyjama.
- Basta lágrimas de cocodrilo sobre el cierre de Bar Marsella
Si nos importa tanto, ¿por qué no lo compramos?
- El submarino casi está
No será exclusivamente amarillo.
- Palabras que pierden el camino
De los granadinos de Barcelona y las mozuelas de Logroño y otros lugares.
- Recording in which a Canarian separatist deputy mayor offers to fix up a PP councillor’s monolingual mum with a translation job
Like the Pujol organisation in Catalonia, Partido de Independientes de Lanzarote appears to be a xenophobic, localist, criminal clan whose nuclear deterrent against law and order is secession. Like CDC/UDC/CiU in Catalonia, it found political allies in a nation-wide criminal clan -the PP- in return for kickbacks, and some of what was sown is now being