The Guardian gets some things wrong this morning which other people will jump all over. However it is carrying an intelligent analysis of why yesterday’s outrage was probably the work of a changing ETA, and not of Islamic bombers. It took the ageing terrorist apologists who run Gara.net the whole morning to figure out what position to take; normally their line slides off their presses like shit off a shovel, so something’s going on.
I’m now going to try to get some work done that for various reasons was unfeasible yesterday and then I’m going to join those of you from hereabouts on the 19:00 march.
- Old lady animal fight
Two elderly ladies have just met for the first time and are sounding each other out: A: My dog is so intelligent
- Translation error in the puenting tragedy at Cabezón de la Sal in Cantabria
Two versions: El País: the instructor says, “No jump, it’s important. No jump,” and the girl understands, “Now jump.” De Telegraaf,
- worrying is wonderful
Over at Iberian Notes (2003/10/16 15:15), John Chappell is worried because La Vanguardia keeps plugging the notion that Americans are …
- Cost of living: London almost twice as expensive as Barcelona?
Sounds about right to me. I haven’t been to Belfast since I could count my age on my fingers; maybe there
- The anthropomorphic explosive device
Agency and a curious n-gram pitting “bomb exploded” vs “bomb was exploded”