They do “Buy one, get the second cheaper” offers in the drinks department, but lifting up the hung-over offer ticket to reveal the pre-offer price gives fresh cause for Spenglerian gloom, as if that were needed: acquiring two bottles of table plonk pre-offer appears consistently to cost more or less the same as purchasing two bottles under the offer, so that if you buy one now you’re actually worse off. They’re not advertising “Was X, now Y,” so I guess that’s perfectly OK.
- Wanted: English/French/German->Spanish translator
Rate: percentage of advertising and any other revenues accruing from this site or publication in any other form or medium. So that’s probably about €2 over the next 50 years. Talk to me here.
Bombs and drunks galore here, but it’s still not as bad as California. Here’s Fashion Week Daily (“How L.A. fashionistas spend their summers”) on the West Coast alternative to alcoholism:
- English proficiency of the Spanish relative to other nations
La Información’s reporter says that this publication by Education First, a teaching multinational with an interest in making target clients nervous, shows that of the European countries examined, only the Russians and Turks had worse English skills than the Spanish. He then left to finish his primary school geography class, and so didn’t have time to wonder …
- Origins of the Flashman-Gully-Bismarck boxing scene
Sounds like MacDonald Fraser sourced it from a Phil-Alfie (Price)-Kaiser Bill incident in Devon. It’s fiction’s loss that GMF didn’t discover the Sausage Duel:
As a cofounder and member of the liberal party (Deutsche Fortschrittspartei) [Rudolf Virchow] was a leading political antagonist of Bismarck. He was opposed to Bismarck’s excessive military budget, which angered Bismarck sufficiently