Lenox comments on Almería’s latest tourism whizz: the incomprehensible in pursuit of the inexistent, perhaps. For some reason this recalled Milorad Pavić’s Dictionary of the Khazars, a wearisome metaphor for the failure of Serbia, which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend – I can’t even remember whether I was given the male or the female edition. Some of the Khazars are said to have made it to Spain, but it would be hard to blame the sins of Pavić and Spanish public administrations on them.
Update: Candide says buy, so here’s a link.
- A booth was very pleased by its plasticity and practicality
There is a vague reek of sulphur in the English version of Hoteles Servigroup’s website (fingers say “webstie”: begone swine, and
- This is pleasent to walk there the night
The excellent Lenox Napier points us to http://www.ibiza-tourism.net/. This is one of a legion of sites dedicated to spamourism–posting ostensibly useful,
- Tapas bars, a British invention?
This isn’t about who invented bar snacks, or about why one particular gibber of Catalan nationalism should want to deny having
- Me speakee inglés
Carles Miró’s new blog links to the defunct fum i estalzí, which I also used to read, and which carried Johnson’s
- Older sources for portobello mushrooms
MMcM at Polyglot Vegetarian (via Transblawg) is rightly surprised that the latest OED update only manages to take portobello mushrooms back