“Help!” may not turn out to be a particularly useful expression in Spain.
- Zapatero already more notorious than Chamberlain–in the US
John Chappell suggests (scroll quickly past the bizarre homophobic rant) that “pull a Spain” (“hacer una españolada“) is becoming the new
- Duck-billed dog
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations (1953):
I contemplate a face, and then suddenly notice its likeness to another. I see that it has
- Let them eat cack
Wordlab notes that Marie Antoinette didn’t really invite her subjects to storm the pâtisserie. I could, however, imagine her saying “Qu’ils
- Reading this evening…
Flemish jurisprudence dealing with relationships between potato coops and their tax-mitigating members. One new expression: tegensprekelijk debat, from the French débat
- Dutchmen and Dagos
Captain Kettle, the British Library Online Newspaper Archive and our fellow-Europeans.