Check out Mr Butler on the (PSOE) accounting marvels that, on the eve of the deluge, have transformed Andalusia from the least literate to the least schooled region of Europe. (You understand the title, so stop worrying about the grammar.)
- State responses to the Spanish construction slump
This excellent piece by Mr Butler provides background to Deutsche’s warning on Spanish mid-table banks and illustrates the eternal perils of investing in real estate in Andalusia–unless you happen to have Manuel Chaves’ mobile number. It will be ghoulishly interesting to observe whether interventionist regions fcuk up better or worse than the ones that still haven’t …
- Does historical reenactment extend to speech?
Early modern editing for the creative anachronism market: judicious modernisation, sympathetically documented transcription, or Talk Like A Pirate?
- Antwerp talk
Check out Godzjumenas’ Antwerp dialect or language or whatever blog, Aentwaereps. The spelling system is of his own invention and he writes occasionally on grammar, which, as he says, is currently undocumented–most writers claim it has none ;-) (I love Antwerp. The harbour has some of the finest mafia bars in Europe; lose your heart …
- Sofa ruleThe Butler report on Iraq intelligence has sparked accusations that Prime Minister Tony Blair has adopted a presidential style and runs “government by sofa” with a coterie of unelected advisers.
This is very worrying since, as every student of history knows, it were all them Grand Vizier geezers sitting around on sofas smoking with …