Montserrat -> Monsterrat

Catalonia’s Holy Mountain becomes a giant rodent in the day-by-day fold-out menus at a competitor, Explore Catalunya.

(H/t Shazza.)

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Last updated 09/04/2011

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

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  1. "…we have a wide range of ready made tours perfect for those of you who wanty something extra special. "

    Have you got something as goody as that then Baldiey?

  2. "Wanty something extra special" is surely out of a banned anti-Chinese joke. I like "Baldiey" – it's close enough for me to "Hawkeye". Did that answer your question?

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