Liseuse posts on the difficulties of selecting from coffee menus and of translating coffee specialities from German. It would be nice to be able to purchase this kind of stuff in Barcelona–Starbucks don’t do liquor shots, so one boycotts–but first priority for most cafes is to start using decent coffee.
- Badly parked
Mal aparcado posts photos of absurd and illegal parking. There are often so many cars and scooters parked on the pavements
The rotten greens and browns and the fetid flesh lighting at Mokkabon, Ghent have something of a Zola drowning about them.
- The Arab street is stopping speaking Arabic
OK, Jordanian Starbucks customers (via Taccuino di Traduzione). More on Arabizi and language death from Jordanian blogger Lina. I know an
- Literary ways and means, and the triviality of love
Enrique Jardiel Poncela claims in an afterword to have written his “quasi-cosmopolitan novel”, Amor se escribe sin hache (Amor is written
- How regional language policy in Spain is pissing off foreign investors
Here’s most of the second half of an article dealing with the Air Berlin affair in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, a MOR