“Spain (from the Latin term for Ass Pain) is a small, mountainous country in southern Yurp ruled by a gigantic animated marble statue of Generalissimo Francisco Franco and populated by dwarves, halflings and tunos.”/ “Polaquia is currently ruled by a moustache called Carod Rovira, with support from Pasqual Maragall and Malonda, the town drunk.” Check other Uncyclopaedia entries loike Republic of Bulimia and Gibberish (via Polyglot Conspiracy).
Lula obviously isn’t an alcoholic because otherwise someone in Brazil would be writing about it. Lula and that bald bloke from
- Novel explanation for presence of volcanoes and river gold in the Pyrenees
James Howell, Epistolae Ho-Elianae: Familiar Letters, Domestic and Forren (1688, on GBS): There is a Tradition, that there were divers Mines of
- More Pujols
Re this busked translation of the first part of Francesc Pujols’ La tardor barcelonina, news via Teresa Amat that a new
- Frank and the sons of Ishmael
I suggested to Mark Liberman the other day that the word Frank turns up in western Arabic in the C8th. A
- The people’s friend?
Far be it from me to want to draw attention away from the Carod Rovira roadshow or to mock or criticise