In 1939, in a piece in La Revolución Nacional desde la Universidad. Cursillo de orientación nacionalsindicalista, José Pérez de Barradas, director of the Museum of Prehistory in Madrid, wrote that “we Spanish are not ethnically European. Thanks to God, Africa begins in the Pyrenees [the phrase is famous and Dumas]; we are neither Alpines nor Indo-Germans, but Berbers or Hamites.”
The case of the Spanish law prof turfed off a plane by passengers who thought he looked too much like Osama (thanks Margaret Marks) suggests that we have moved on and that it is now Islam that begins at the Pyrenees, or at least in the minds of some Germans.
- “2012 possible predictions”
Three Anno Domino 2010 hints for survivalists in the Pyrenees.
- The true origins of “Africa begins at the Pyrenees”
This deeply resented peripheralising aphorism was coined not by Alexander Dumas but by Dominique Dufour de Pradt or conceivably the Conde
- Cannibal translators
What has driven Margaret Marks to cook and, presumably, eat Indians? Since Ms Marks has quite clearly gone native, I
- Fake story about a fake passport
The headline belongs to Josu at Malaprensa, who has the marvellous story of how Guus Hiddink’s comment in Bild that it
- Faultless translations for free
Also via Margaret Marks, a machine that does perfect translations in a number of European languages.