This car wash in Como always reminds me of the fastest mouse in all Mexico: “Spidy” is also a popular Hispanic spelling of “Speedy”; and “Wasch”, a feasible, minority transliteration into Italian of “wash” which looks German to Brits, connects me to the Speedy Gonzales-themed Spanish-language Volkswagen Golf ad of a couple of years ago.
This extraordinary mental exertion is not of course why I haven’t been posting recently.
- Why Spain must win tonight
The geopolitical consequences of a German victory don’t bear thinking about.
- European agreements re language rights
I’ve posted recently on the prohibition and persecution of non-Catalan toponymy in and outside Catalonia. While so I thought I’d
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign
- Viktor Orbán 0, Shakespeare 1
Mr Fido, who compensates for a distinct lack of charm with cunning a-plenty, has a piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine. Called
- Spelling pronunciation / pronunciation spelling
Spelling pronunciation–rendering in sound a word’s spelling–is for obvious reasons a creature of literate societies (see posts by The Tensor and