On what grounds does Spanish or Catalan law forbid one to make soup out of bones in a (Peralada) cemetery, bad taste aside?
- Do you want to grow eight centimetres?
From Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui, El Chiplichandle. Acción picaresca (Madrid, 1940): DO YOU WANT TO GROW EIGHT CENTIMETRES? You can achieve this
- Official languages
There’s a lot of fuss at the moment in the land of the free about attempts to make English the official
Two lovely designers who trade the occasional hour with me and eat my curries and drink my hooch have informed me
- Toponymical totalitarianism as a source of variation
Differences between standard Catalan and Spanish orthography mean that Catalan toponyms that are pronounced more or less identically in both languages
- Language use survey
While nationalist politicians continue to exaggerate hugely the number of Catalan speakers (think: lobbying, EU official languages), the new Idescat figures