For freaks: Antonio Nebrija’s 1492 Gramática, the first systematic study of Spanish, summarises the various types of metaplasm referred to here, making clear here that he regards them as acceptable corruptions. Valdés attacks Nebrija for his Latinate affectations, but it’s unfair to regard them respectively as descriptivist and prescriptivist extremists.
- SOS Racismo: pro-Islam, indifferent to anti-Semitism
The French left’s anti-racism proxy appears to have lost control of its Spanish entity, which appears to have lost sight of
- Ein dicker fetter Burger ist unser Gott
Or is it a smiley? Does Ratzinger regard ecclesiastical ecstasy as a theologically acceptable substitute for communion wine? I think not.
- Men in frocks
I’m right there (well, kind of) with Jordi Orwell, David Millán, and (really!) Francesc Ferrer on (sorry, against) the “Save the
Muchas gracias a Julian, José Antonio, Gemma, y todos los que me ayudaron a llegar a, y volver de, la Llotja
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign