Not a Spanish, but an Algerian curiosity doing the rounds:
They’ve got natural gas, of course.
Things are quiet.
- The exonymy wars: Generalidad de Cataluña and Comunitat de Madrid on Wikipedia
I was amused to note that there are massive flames on the Spanish Wikipedia re the (political) rectitude of using the Spanish equivalent of official Catalan toponyms and babylonyms (eg Generalidad de Cataluña instead of Generalitat de Catalunya), but that there is no corresponding bad-mouthing on the Catalan Wikipedia re the use of Catalan equivalents …
- The People’s Friend was called Stanli, not Estanli
Spain may be about to be saved by Pablo Iglesias, a dead syndicalist whose name has passed to the political toyboy of media tycoon Jaume Roures. But a small band has risen to defend to the death (of Twitter) traditional Spanish orthography against revolutionary revisionism:
- ¿Pero este a quién se ha follado?
Doing the rounds, and sent this way by Carlos Ferrero Martín. Comments on the post say the Spanish TV interpreter is working from the English interpreter rather than from the Fukushima spokesman’s Japanese, and he appears, shall we say, less than impressed by the quality of information on offer and forgets the microphone is on:
- Anti-colonial cannibal propaganda, anyone?
I want to sing the Mau Mau verse in Allan Sherman’s Hungarian Goulash No. 5.