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 with scissors and pleasure.
–The surname on the card has a space [ap Simon], he said, while the one on your ID doesn’t; you’ll have to go back and re-apply using the correct version of your surname.
–It’s the fault of the repressive British state, I said, which denies the fundamental right of every Celt to a space in his surname.
Silently he pressed the button and output a new card.)
- How many penguins can you fit in the Generalitat de Cataloonia’s London embassy?
The Emperor Wu says that small office space is fetching around €650/mÂ² pa on Fleet Street at the moment, so €37,200
- Baroja joke about unread readers
And don’t give me any of that “rereading” shite, you illiterate swine.
- Quantitative analysis by language of Barcelona publications in British Library Integrated Catalogue
The Catalan government continues to claim that public use of Catalan was prohibited during the dictatorship, but everyone sensible now agrees
- If there is a lawsuit, both parts have to left it to Barcelona court
The Catalan (National) Library is one of the worst and most surprising offenders. Here’s part of its exhibition loan policy: Application form
- In which the Spanish Inquisition strikes down a translation and saves an English sailor from a fiery fate
Werner Thomas (* 1931) is an accordionist from Switzerland credited with composing a tune popularly known as the “Chicken Dance” or