Peter Harvey links to this contribution by Tom Maguire, which finds a translator of a circus poster in Sitges struggling with the polysemous llotja and imagining a splendid fish market where a simple box was all that was required.
Makes you wonder, though: maybe Juvenal has been misquoted on the moral decline of pagan Roman, and they longed not for panem et circenses but for panem et piscem, bread and fish; maybe the Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes was borrowed by Jesus from a corrupt emperor; maybe it’s time for some coffee.
- Brave potatoes
Served at Café & Té in Plaça Kennedy, Barcelona. More over at Peter Harvey.
- Sausage with Jews
Peter Harvey has found something to replace his old favourite: vino y cava = it came and it digs.
- Dead letters
ABC and Ramón Pérez Maura are taken to task by Peter Harvey Linguist. As usual, he’s absolutely right, but I’d just like to enter a plea in mitigation on one count: “never begin a letter with ‘I'” used to be quite common advice. For example, in Correspondence, credits and traffic: Part I: Business correspondence (1914) we learn
- Sugar Beast Circus
More vids. Home. “this show combines beautiful sets, stunning aerial displays and wonderful animated landscapes. Set inside a series of miniature circus tents, The Sugar Beast Circus brings back to life the celebrated circus sideshows of the 1800s”
I once did a multimedia kiosk for some people using the metaphor of the red/white-striped tent. I …