IRQ posts a brilliant photo of Espe and abstentionist dog above a piece by “Hughes” which kicks off with Ana María Jiménez. The former presumably owns several palaces and speaks decent English. The latter has been living in a glorified cardboard box at Sofá de la Frontera for a couple of years to protest the housing situation and, if she has indeed been taking lessons from a Gibraltar gentleman (do say hello!) since “Tracyfeliz” filmed the following, is also probably pretty competent by now:
Via Blithe Gambol
Let’s see: what could the translation angle be here? Some kind of trading places thing? Ach, who cares.
Come on Ada Colado, and kick out everyone like me (except me).
- Joan de Son Rapinya: English lesson no. 1
There’s a clever name for phonetic language parodies which I have forgotten because it’s hot and I have been undergoing ye notorious Spanish wine torture:
Shades of Maria Luisa Puche, the undisputed champion.
My favourite one actually makes more sense than the poésie concrète I wrote for a political campaign some years ago and
- Worst ever Spanish covers of English-language songs?
I haven’t talked to any of the perpetrators, but I have little doubt that the principal cause of what we regard as fucked translation is a misunderstanding as to its function: whereas English-speakers expect to encounter a linguistic resource, the aim of Romance-dialect-speaking businesses, politicians and civil servants in providing English translation is often symbolic …
- The Royal Spanish Academy: patronising lardy-arsed suits pigging your tax euro?
The local branch of the Canute Society is campaigning against the (incorrect and correct) use of English in advertising:
The RAE “no es una startup.” Confirmation in this video.
Buenos días. pic.twitter.com/gIJ3hr1TqN
— Maestro Ciruela (@Master_Plum) May 19, 2016
- Pasty Cline and some rather tatsy buttocks
For all I know Spanish cannibals scavenging at Camden, TN on March 5 1963 baked brawn:
Take two Buttocks and hang them up two or three dayes, then take them down and dip them into hot Water, and pluck off the skin,