Peter Harvey links to this contribution by Tom Maguire, which finds a translator of a circus poster in Sitges struggling with the polysemous llotja and imagining a splendid fish market where a simple box was all that was required.
Makes you wonder, though: maybe Juvenal has been misquoted on the moral decline of pagan Roman, and they longed not for panem et circenses but for panem et piscem, bread and fish; maybe the Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes was borrowed by Jesus from a corrupt emperor; maybe it’s time for some coffee.
- Brave potatoes
Served at Café & Té in Plaça Kennedy, Barcelona. More over at Peter Harvey.
- Sausage with Jews
Peter Harvey has found something to replace his old favourite: vino y cava = it came and it digs.
- The end of boredom and the last adult
Capitalism gave people time to be bored and then net-borne infantilism came along and cured them. Lots of problems with that–ennui,
- Dead letters
ABC and Ramón Pérez Maura are taken to task by Peter Harvey Linguist. As usual, he’s absolutely right, but I’d just
- Take care with our coffee
Peter Harvey encounters a lethal cappuccino.