I love it when dog owners go on about racial purity:
The origin of this race goes back to around 1710 when for eight generations a man called Morten Bak (who lived in the district of Glenstrup near the cities of Randers and Hobro) crossed gypsy dogs with local farm dogs. So doing he established a pure race of motley white and brown dogs called Bakhounds or Old Danish Pointing Dogs. Local farmers called farm dogs “Bloodhounds”, although it seems that these dogs were descendants of Squire’s Bloodhounds, which in turn derive principally from St. Hubert Hounds (Bloodhounds). It is also probable that gypsy dogs are mainly descended from Spanish pointing dogs and other dog races of the bloodhound type like the ones mentioned above.
I’m going through a gypsy dog phase.
- Within the rose
After the Friday night show I was talking to several empresarial gents about taking something along similar lines into districts and
- Gypsies & Sindhis & Catalonia
Hordes of otherwise quite sensible people here spend acres of time (makes sense to me) worrying about whether their sacred language
- Giffoot, rare synonym for Ladino?
Found whilst hunting help for a tiny bit of Judæo-Spanish/Sefardi/Dzhudezmo/Judezmo/Spanyol/Spanyolit/Ladino-English translation I did for someone. The book is The Lives of
- Brazo de gitano with flesh-coloured filling
It always seemed wrong that the custard was yolk-hued, so a bottle of cochineal was acquired for Halloween.
- FollowTheBaldie.com review
I’m terrible at collecting testimonials, but here, with permission, is an extract from a thoughtful longer piece by a Chicago woman