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 Catalan speakers to describe Spanish speakers from elsewhere in Spain. Fack em all, I say. No, facking’s too good for them; I’ll commit a crime:
Yep, that’s right, Decree 78/1991 makes it an offence to publish a map of Catalonia in Catalonia that doesn’t use the official toponymy. I’ve forgotten the URL of the language police site where you can anonymously file charges, but do let me know. If you want to join me in police cells, just republish this image.
- Catalan banned in Sants
Not so much flogging as snogging a dead horse, here is an excerpt from Rafael Miralles Bravo’s Memorias de un comandante
- Montilla and Spanish
If José Montilla believes for anything more than electoral purposes that “it is impossible to understand Catalan culture without Spanish”, then
- My political ambitions
If Montilla thinks that anyone from anywhere can be president of Bananalunya, then he’s obviously not smart enough to qualify himself.
- Perspectives for home schooling in Catalonia
It’s looking good, and who the hell cares if it’s unconstitutional?
- Amando de Miguel gets something right about English
Amando de Miguel’s blog contains myriad hoards of fascinating localisms, but, as has been observed in the past, as soon as