These (from Carlos Westendorp Plaza) are OK:
- Autodate – type of potatoes
- Queque – cake
- Quineguar/chineguar – King Edward potatoes (the d -> g swap is interesting; it reminds me of some Andalusian dialects in which you get b -> g (abuelo -> aguelo) etc
And this is a killer:
- Cambuyonero – Someone who trades articles of dubious procedence. Used to be applied to people who approached foreign vessels in the port to exchange merchandise (“come buy on”).
- Origins of cock and bull
I’m going to try and pin it on John of Bridlington’s rapidly disproven prophecy of a cock and bull and Anglo-French
- Some C17th sextalk
Nice little example of the reverse of the h/j swap that you get in some southern dialects (eg “Tengo jambre”), as
- Concierto económico for Catalonia, independence for Andalusia?
With observations regarding the possible implications for Extramaduran truckers and flamenco policy.
- Bald Carmen
In a surreal exchange, mediated by Carlos Ferrero Martín and Margaret Marks, and with the usual machine googleation, “in declarations conducted
A picture of Roy Horn, recovering from being mauled by a tiger, is giving rise to an ironic exchange of views