Linguistic self-hate

David Mill├ín notes that while autoodiar appears in neither the Spanish nor the Catalan standard dictionaries, it forms part of the rhetoric of Catalan nationalism. Auto├┤mnibus is present in the above works, but autoodio is of course self-hate rather than a pathological dislike of cars. I haven’t checked, but I suspect that the word and…

Biblioteca de Catalunya / Google

Excellent news, with an interesting addition to the library’s name. The Library of Catalonia is … the national library of Catalonia, clarify those vile Spanish. (Recently when I went to pick up my new membership card the guy on the desk looked at my ID and then at the card, and snipped up the card…