Thanks to Karim for the link-back. I tried to get in touch with him, but couldn’t find a mail address, and the comment form says I’m banned. Reasons why I syndicated his feed: A lot of Spanish manufacturing, particularly textiles, has been outsourced to North Africa, yet we still know next to nothing about what’s going on there. I like his blog because it deals with the kind of stuff we don’t see when Iberian and Maghrebi politicians give press conferences – for example, no one else picked up on the tornado story. I only wish I could also find some good Algerian and Moroccan blogs.
- Convergent etymology: paella / pilau
The other day in the London City out of scientific interest I ate from a hipster stall a portion of /pʌɪˈɛlə/.
- 8 reasons why the Moroccan octopus industry hasn’t got a leg to stand on, as it were
The elderly Galician in the seafood bar down the street is essentially a demand side economist. Octopus? No problem. Customers? Never
- Competing Amazigh and Arabic etymologies of “beur”
And “beurette,” of course, this being the Year of Zahia Dehar, who sounds like she may escape from being shagged up
- Social netrics
Kaleboel figures for insignificant reasons in an academic paper by Fernando Tricas-García and Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós. The Spanish-speaking Blogosphere: Towards the
- Drum ‘n’ bass
Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist this photo, which was sent to me by le Big FFF, who received it from