In questions, [Paul] Preston forced [Ernest Maragall] to to return to [the language issue], and Maragall replied that there is no language problem in Catalonia, that all the controversy arose from manipulations, sponsored by Spanish parties on the right (he did not clarify whether [principal vice-president in the national PSOE government] Fernández de la Vega belonged to one of these parties), and ended with the blunt assertion that the [new education] law will show that there is no language problem, a statement that left me most intrigued: I am not an expert in the philosophy of law but I would say that the virtues of laws do not include the verification or disproval of facts.
It would probably make more sense to lump things like this together with other stuff linked to via Greader and the blog front page and do a daily-ish roundup.
- Montilla at LSE
The British establishment doesn’t give a rat’s arse what he thinks.
- Testing redesign
Visit the site with caution for the next few days until I get round to sorting out all the crap.
- Blonde virgins
Last week I snapped a Scandinavian blonde Maria in Vilafranca del Penedès. Joan Amades (El pessebre (1959)) tells us that, in
- Maritime noun/verb swaps
Well-travelled salesmen are nothing more that the latest bunch of pechelingues.
- Ethnic nationalist wolf disguised as multilingualist sheep
The Organització pel Multilingüisme wants the Spanish royals to start using Basque and various other lesser-used languages in official ceremonies. That