Don Colin continues his investigation of Spanish idiomcy and gents’ toilets. Although I have sung with one – flight is complicated for drunken guitarrists in mock-Renaissance robes – I don’t know what “poner una tuna” means. Various types of expert help required. (I get no ghits for “ruiero de combarro.”)
- “Heidi stole my voice!”
The recollections of Selica Torcal, 86, who 40 years ago started dubbing the protagonist of the Japanese series into Spanish. She didn’t like dubbing Japanese or Isao Takahata‘s animation style – “poorly done, with her mouth open all the time, it was extremely difficult” – and preferred being Lois Lane and Shirley Temple:
- If there is a lawsuit, both parts have to left it to Barcelona court
The Catalan (National) Library is one of the worst and most surprising offenders. Here’s part of its exhibition loan policy:
Application form has to be done at least 4 months before the inauguration of the exhibition when the number of items required would be less than 20, and 6 months before if the number of items
- Free toilets for Romanians in Gracia, Barcelona
Latrini is what all you Latin scholars suspect in Romanian, and probably in other Roman-lects. (Update: oops, it’s actually latrină-latrine. Apologies, and please don’t take advantage of my ignorance!)
The original Trini in the neighbourhood continues her far superior business at Carrer de Rabassa 37, 08024 Barcelona, while the admirable Panxa del Bisbe is in the
- Visit Pontevedra, you can’t miss it
From Colin Davies, who I suppose might be prepared to fix Turismo de Pontevedra‘s problems on an ongoing basis in return for free tapas and the occasional lift home in the mayoral limo. The Galician, on the other hand, looks fine – no tourist added-value there, but still plenty of votes, even in a recession.
QE1 once sent an organ avec grinder but sans monkey to Sultan Mehmet, but I don’t think anything good came of it–at any rate, there’s not much Orlando Gibbons being played in Istanbul these days.
Biciclown, the excellent Álvaro Neil, is in Istanbul at the moment. Here’s one of his promotional videos:
And here’s de heer