A divine contribution from our principal supplier suggests that the semantic range of “push” along the hardness axis is more limited than that of “empujar”, which may or may not be true, but which achieves the main object – that users think critically about the door and elect a solution that will not lead to dislocated hinges or structural damage:
- The PSOE’s non-guerra in Afghanistan
I don’t think anyone would dispute that Iraq destroyed the PP as an electoral machine for a decade. For a multitude of reasons, the increasing chaos in Afghanistan is unlikely to have the same effect on the PSOE, but Zapatero rolled into La Moncloa on chants of “¡No a la guerra!”, and so considerable pressure …
- Gordon Ransay
Off-topic, like most of the posts these days, but the Tenerife brand-hijackers (right down to the distinctive R in Mr Ramsay’s signature) are still at it. Couldn’t happen to a nicer man.
More Iberian creativity: Duffin Dagels/Dunkin’ Donuts, Bar Kentumy/Kentucky and Women’Secret/Victoria’s Secret, Consum/Conssum, etc. And then there’s Iran.
- The exonymy wars: Generalidad de Cataluña and Comunitat de Madrid on Wikipedia
I was amused to note that there are massive flames on the Spanish Wikipedia re the (political) rectitude of using the Spanish equivalent of official Catalan toponyms and babylonyms (eg Generalidad de Cataluña instead of Generalitat de Catalunya), but that there is no corresponding bad-mouthing on the Catalan Wikipedia re the use of Catalan equivalents …
- “one of the most rooted wine families in Jerez”
The Ayuntamiento de Jerez gets EU money to assist with tourist promotion, but professional translators won’t work with it because it never pays on time. So instead of employing someone who can speak English and knows how to use a spellcheck, translation jobs seem to go to some witless illiterate at town hall who may, …