Middle class Catalan-speakers on their 5th post-prandial gin:
– Us all in a mass grave!
The civil war finished in 1939.
- How to commit a political crime in Catalonia
Amid Catalan witches in Murcian pantomime and calls in Catalan tabloid Avui for the killing of anti-Catalanists, here at Nihil Obstat is Catalan central government minister Jordi Sevilla saying that Catalan colleague José Montilla (mayor of Cornellà for years) is a charnego and thus unsuited to be president of Catalonia. Charnego is a racist term used by …
While the nature of the European Union means that Catalan (ca 4 million mother tongue speakers) isn’t likely to become an official language in the foreseeable future, Maltese (approximately 400,000) will achieve that status when Malta accedes on May 1st. Worried about Maltese language costs outweighing Malta’s financial contribution to the Union? Don’t: they’re still …
- Catalan native speakers: numbers
This is too improvised to be a proper post, but there’s a little tussle going on here about how many native speakers of Catalan there really are. If you’ve got sourced stats, please post them.
- An early candidate for a Darwin Award
David Bar-David, the lemming messiah.