Dead Jew snack

Another multipost by Amando de Miguel, in which he suggests that the Galician-Castilian creole of El Bierzo in León appears so close to Catalan simply because both come from Latin. I wonder whether that isn’t underestimating the role of later, intra-peninsular trade in dialect formation. Anyway, the strangest lexical item to turn up so far has got to be the distinctly cannibalistic matar judíos, “kill Jews”, being a lemonade or sangría accompanied by a tapa of octopus or chorizo. As in this aural recreation of pogrom, Bloody Marys and the Dutch patatje oorlog (“war chips”, chips with a white sauce and a red or brown one), sometimes the past [insert cliché]…

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