It’s Charles Garcia, actually, citing “a number of Spanish scholars, such as Jose Erugo, Celso Garcia de la Riega, Otero Sanchez and Nicholas Dias Perez” as well as Cecil Roth, Estelle Irizarry, Simon Weisenthal, blah blah (h/t Charles).
However, two Scottish Hispanists staggering home from the pub discover a man lying in the gutter. “It’s Columbus!” cries one, whereupon the other leaps on the prone figure and begins shagging him up his hole. “Get off, man,” protests the first, “he’s dead!” “I thought you said he was English,” replies his companion.
Then there’s a theory put around by evil scum that says he must be related to George Bush: travelled half way round the world to the wrong country, caused the death of half the population, all on someone else’s money.
- J’suis pas Cecil
Statement issued on behalf of the descendants of the Indian workers on the Uganda Railway.
- Columbus probably Caucasian, possibly Catalan
From the Discovery Channel summary it looks like they have had the sense not to haul in local nutcase Jordi Bilbeny
- Banning bullfighting is worse for cows than the status quo
If you want to save a beefmobile from a horrible death, the best way is to keep bullrings open. These are
- How Dutch was Nieuw-Nederland?
Mark Liberman points to an article by Laura Durnford on the Radio Netherlands World Service site which describes how the C17th
- Muy bien hecho, Cristobál [sic] Colón / Navegaste’l mundo sin follón
Sin brújula, que tampoco es verdad, ma è ben cantato.