In Plaça Jaume I in Vilafranca del Penedès, with the Three Kings creeping up on a haute blonde Mary:
- Blonde virgins
Last week I snapped a Scandinavian blonde Maria in Vilafranca del Penedès. Joan Amades (El pessebre (1959)) tells us that, in Catalan nativity scenes, the Mother of God was always represented by a young, very white girl with hyper-perfect features, and that her whiteness is both traditional and proverbial (“white as a Mother of God”). He then …
- Vilafranca del Penedès has a major, not a mayor
Sounds like the place is under military administration:
Marcel Esteve i Robert
Major of Vilafranca del Penedès
The whole translation is gibberish, whichever way you look through Major Marcel’s window.
- Firts Certificate
Lenox is always moaning about Spanish entities that could ask foreigners for language tips but choose not to. English School Casal in Vilafranca del Penedès says it employs native speakers, but still no one got round to asking them to proof-read the summer course poster:
Today is cloudy, hence the ant-fucking.
- When did you born? Birth, agency and Whorfian politicology
Wine-buff Víctor de la Serna (via Carlos Ferrero) has nailed Domecq Bodegas for an amusing slip on the otherwise impeccable site, “When did you born?” I haven’t really looked for literary or scientific evidence, and I’m pretty ignorant of non-me dialectal forms, but I’d hazard that this form is actually quite common among some groups of …