This Nasreddin Hodja story (via Ray Girvan) reminds me of the custom in at least one particularly poor part of England in the early 20th century of having the man in the cornershop slice one’s bread with the ham knife in order to add taste.
- It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman: the prototype
It’s a balloon.
- Sales on Moix
Carles Miró has conducted a lightning dawn raid on the correspondence between the publisher Joan Sales and his star author Mercè
- Origins of cock and bull
I’m going to try and pin it on John of Bridlington’s rapidly disproven prophecy of a cock and bull and Anglo-French
- Juvenal: Will you please … learn the colour of your own bread
Class consciousness didn’t commence in the bakeries of the Industrial Revolution.
Some people think that Marc‘s headgear is sheepish, others that it is Phrygian. One significant advantage is that, upside-down, it makes