Tag archive for French language (RSS)

The Singing Organ-Grinder’s tweets for October

Posted: November 4th 2018 20:12.

More rubbish.

From the lexical underground, “rapport”

Posted: June 8th 2018 15:45.

Symmetries in textiles, architecture and music.

Organ-grinding tweets for March 2018

Posted: April 3rd 2018 15:02.

The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.

So, would you rather visit Tory party conference or the 1660 Foire de Saint-Germain?

Posted: October 3rd 2017 10:59.

Given the choice (we believe in choice).

So, would you rather visit Tory party conference or the 1660 Foire de Saint-Germain?

Posted: October 3rd 2017 10:59.

Given the choice (we believe in choice).

Organ-grinding tweets for August 2017

Posted: September 1st 2017 09:30.

Presenting authorial & editorial notes in a Kindle edition of a 16th century bilingual text

Posted: August 30th 2011 11:48. Last modified: September 4th 2011 23:05

Hints gratefully received...

A tribute to the Valencian work ethic

Posted: April 15th 2011 15:45. Last modified: April 15th 2011 16:22

Featuring my draft recording of "El dilluns jo no treballe", with various other European "7 days lazy" songs.

The Hispanic Orthography Files, continued

Posted: April 9th 2011 20:16. Last modified: April 17th 2011 20:43

Plus a zarzuela/politics RFI.

Competing Amazigh and Arabic etymologies of “beur”

Posted: April 24th 2010 00:46. Last modified: April 25th 2010 11:33

And "beurette," of course, this being the Year of Zahia Dehar, who sounds like she may escape from being shagged up the bum by Pierre Woodman.

Spanish, most popular elective extra-curricular language in English higher education

Posted: April 7th 2010 13:36.

Now ahead of French, while German is being overtaken by Chinese.

Regional government doesn’t have to be a hysterical disaster

Posted: April 1st 2010 14:49. Last modified: April 1st 2010 15:21

Georges Frêche in Languedoc-Roussillon: If possible with Paris, if necessary without Paris, but never against Paris.

Born, not made

Posted: February 16th 2010 23:09. Last modified: February 16th 2010 23:13

The Spanish, making progress with a backlog of untranslated English snowclones?

100 best lycées in France

Posted: February 2nd 2010 13:30. Last modified: February 3rd 2010 18:27

A Google Maps/Le Figaro mashup.

Catalan language policy: Marxist, Stalinist, Francoist or fascist?

Posted: January 27th 2010 16:40. Last modified: January 27th 2010 16:50

The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona's cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language police in action. (Allez! Allez! Allez! And the hell with the economy!) All in somewhat fevered response to an article by Martin Dahms in the Tages-Anzeiger.

Spanish/French shibboleth commemorates the brief reign of Joseph Bonaparte

Posted: November 15th 2009 12:49. Last modified: November 15th 2009 12:51

Fill in the gaps in this pasquinade on the voiceless velar fricative, which I found last night in Mesonero Romanos' El antiguo Madrid: En la plaza hay un cartel Que nos dice en castellano Que José, rey italiano, Roba a España su dosel; Y al leer este cartel, Dijo una maja a su majo: --Manolo, […]

Carmen de España

Posted: November 11th 2009 14:45. Last modified: November 11th 2009 20:33

A not particularly serious assault on Prosper Mérimée.

Jingoistic poem celebrating the Battle of Vigo Bay (1702)

Posted: November 3rd 2009 23:35. Last modified: November 3rd 2009 23:37

Half roasted Frenchmen, some o'er Gratings Broil'd/Do mix with Spaniards in the Sea parboil'd;

Son of a broker

Posted: October 9th 2009 11:06.

A Dutch compliment becomes a French insult.

Rhyme vs reason

Posted: October 4th 2009 18:05. Last modified: October 4th 2009 18:24

Restif de la Bretonne goes one step beyond Shakespeare and says that poetry is the language of Gods and beasts, and that reason speaks in prose.


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