We’re in for a long recession: if the Extremadura PSOE says that pleasure is in your hands (via PD), then presumably they know that Spaniards aren’t going to be able to afford prostitutes for the foreseeable future. There’s been the predictable outcry from Catalan nationalists who believe they are subsidising Extremaduran tosspots and other spendthrift silliness, all of which is clearly distinct from this, or this, or this.
While the nature of the European Union means that Catalan (ca 4 million mother tongue speakers) isn’t likely to become an
- Betting on secession
A boring morning: I can’t find anyone who, following yesterday’s Catalan parliamentary elections, is prepared to bet against a ruling coalition
- How to get Valencia to agree that Catalan and Valencian are the same
Antoni Puigverd posted a cool piece, Lenguas como cuchillos, over at LaVa the other day, calling for an end to the
Yes, I know that modern Aragonese ultra-nationalists aren’t quite the same as old German ultra-nationalists, but that c/z swap does look
- New directors of Instituto Cervantes in New York and Dublin “can’t speak English”
Javier Rioyo Jambrina and Rosa León will apparently struggle to make themselves understood to their target audience in their new jobs.
Wow, I’d never seen La Voz de Barcelona before. Is this what happens when you turn into a UPyD supporter? Reading websites that use horrors like ‘Generalidad’ just to make a point? Or did you make it up?
The Generality’s style guide (somewhere) says that “Generalidad” is the correct usage in Spanish, hence the 265,000 ghits for it on their site.
Made the Guardian yesterday: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/12/spain-sex-education
Apparently the materials may have been absurd, but the idea of a wanking campaign can’t be adduced from them. What a shame.