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In Babia

Posted: July 23rd 2012 09:03. Last modified: July 23rd 2012 09:08

Off cycling, and stuff, Palencia, León, Babia, Entrego, Soplao, Bilbao, Burdeos, then north, should anyone fancy a beer or feel impelled to offer a bed! Since you wondered, the first case of "estar en Babia" in Corde is from an Englishman.

Interchangeability of nominative and genitive forms of Spanish patronymics?

Posted: December 16th 2011 12:24. Last modified: December 16th 2011 13:03

I'm thinking of examples like Álvarez/Álvaro, Alves/ Alves, Benítez/Benito, Díaz/Diego, Domínguez/Domingo, Fernández/Fernando, Giménez/Ximeno, Gómez/Guillermo, González/Gonzalo, Gutiérrez/Gutierre, Henríquez/Henrique, Ibáñez/Juan, Juánez/Juan, López/Lope, Márquez/Marco, Martínez/Martín, Menéndez/Menendo, Muñoz/Muño, Núñez/Nuño, Ordóñez/Ordoño, Ortiz/Ortún, Peláez/Pelayo, Pérez/Pere, Ramírez/Ramiro, Rodríguez/Rodrigo, Ruiz/Ruy, Sánchez/Sancho, Suárez/Suero, Vázquez/Vasco, Velázquez/Velasco.

Spain, a nation of whores, soldiers and fools?

Posted: April 17th 2009 13:39. Last modified: September 7th 2009 13:37

Spanish entries from the 1811 Dictionary of the vulgar tongue, with some fanciful etymological speculation and a mercifully brief bout of bar-room anthropology.

A league and a turd/Legua y mierda

Posted: March 30th 2009 20:27. Last modified: March 30th 2009 20:30

Minsheu's Pleasant and Delightfull Dialogues: where did he get all that horseshit?

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