Says Scientific American. Curiously this seems to be more prevalent in Barcelona, where decent bubbly costs nothing, than in London. This is clearly because Londoners are better educated rather than more drunken.
- Upper case V vs B
A little blackletter prob.
Pleasingly, Bable is used as a synonym for Astur-Leonese, aka Leonese etc. The name was apparently popularised by someone called Xovellanos in the C18th and taken from someone else I’ve never heard of called González Posada. Its origin is (still apparently) unknown but its use is widespread and it appears in the inevitable references to …
- Silent, redundant H
Where to put it and why.
- Divine drop
Off-location, but too exquisitely grisly to omit:
In September, when the 13th of 27 condemned men was hanged, the rope snapped and the prisoner landed on the floor and shouted: “God saved me!”
He lay on the ground praying and shouting while prison guards and the hangman discussed whether there had been divine intervention and