I’d like to see Guus Hiddink take over England asap, but then I was supporting Mark Oaten (go on, get me one for my birthday!) to run the Lib Dems until he started chasing the England job, leaving Boris Johnson as the LDs’ only potentially electable leader.
(Apparently the Koreans gave Guus a villa on the island Jeju / Quelpart / Quelpaert / Saishu. This is the same island where Hendrick / Hendrik Hamel, seen by some as the Dutch Marco Polo, was washed up in 1653. Here’s his (Dutch) journal, and here’s an excellent English and Korean site by Henny Savenije, which includes a translation of the journal. Henny documents here and here the strange and deceitful relationship between Portuguese and Dutch sailors and merchants that led Hamel to Jeju.)
- El gallito inglés / le coq anglais
Proud English cock, limp Latin hen: the binary opposition of English and Spanish fowls as a metaphor for the contrast between
- Getting your Spanglish right
David Luna, Dawn Lerman, and Laura A Peracchio sound like they’ve started something interesting in Structural Constraints in Codeswitched Advertising (via
- How Dutch was Nieuw-Nederland?
Mark Liberman points to an article by Laura Durnford on the Radio Netherlands World Service site which describes how the C17th
- Continental drinking
Just a footnote to the Boris Johnson piece: I think BJ may have put words into Judge Harris’ gob when he
- Fucked translation, the consequence of a strategic choice by the Spanish authorities?
My man in the education department of the Generalitat de Catalunya this lengthy lunchtime: “Why the fuck would we teach them