Tag archive for andalusia (RSS)

Comments at ABC

Posted: June 5th 2012 09:34.

On the discovery of perhaps Neolithic paintings of seals at Nerja in Málaga.

Spanish comprehension exercise

Posted: September 12th 2011 00:45. Last modified: September 12th 2011 00:47

Via Carlos Ferrero. This will be of absolutely no assistance.

Spain’s self-employed

Posted: June 22nd 2011 19:05. Last modified: June 22nd 2011 19:16

Destined to save the nation? More numerous than thought? Someone explain, please.

The doggone girl is mine

Posted: April 6th 2011 21:22. Last modified: April 8th 2011 13:16

Village Virgin wars.

Concierto económico for Catalonia, independence for Andalusia?

Posted: April 3rd 2011 22:34. Last modified: April 3rd 2011 22:59

With observations regarding the possible implications for Extramaduran truckers and flamenco policy.

PÀ TOMAQUET NOT CATALAN, OFFICIAL! [Was: If you can’t make history, make it up]

Posted: April 3rd 2011 00:46. Last modified: April 12th 2011 21:19

The origins of Catalan cookbook, La cuynera catalana, and a revelatory French description of pan con tomate (albeit soggy) in early 19th century Andalusia.

Ser catalá és treballar dur i amb les idees clares

Posted: November 15th 2010 00:46. Last modified: November 15th 2010 09:55

Being Catalan apparently means working hard without thinking very much, but where does that leave us?

¡Tú imitas tan bien a los animales! ¿No serás … aztor?

Posted: July 30th 2010 11:59. Last modified: July 30th 2010 12:03

A phonological curiosity from coastal Cantabria, with speculation as to the supernatural powers of María Teresa Fernández de la Vega.

Ya en los nidos de antaño no hay pájaros ocaño

Posted: June 9th 2010 00:59. Last modified: June 9th 2010 11:03

An elderly Andalusian's way of saying "this year" may constitute early warning of global (or at least Peninsular) cataclysm, perhaps a regional franchise of the 2012 phenomenon.

The true origins of “Africa begins at the Pyrenees”

Posted: May 2nd 2010 23:58. Last modified: May 3rd 2010 19:29

This deeply resented peripheralising aphorism was coined not by Alexander Dumas but by Dominique Dufour de Pradt or conceivably the Conde do Funchal.

A spurious demonic etymology of “Andaluz”

Posted: May 2nd 2010 18:52. Last modified: May 2nd 2010 22:25

Taken from a 17th century play which has the devil fly a student over Madrid and reveal to him its innermost secrets.

How many working Andalusians does it take to keep a fellow-countryman on the dole?

Posted: April 30th 2010 12:47. Last modified: April 30th 2010 12:49

More than some people think.

Kalebeul, voice of the voiceless

Posted: March 7th 2010 18:35. Last modified: March 9th 2010 14:34

Restores the power of speech to stricken Andalusians.

The right and the wrong type of snow, according to Avicenna, Aristotle and Plutarch

Posted: February 11th 2010 00:19. Last modified: February 11th 2010 07:40

With an excerpt from a plea for more state funding by the Bostonian Western Rail-road, in which we are given to understand that snow is not necessarily a bad thing.

A Barcelona spamvertising blog

Posted: January 15th 2010 11:00. Last modified: February 3rd 2010 18:07

Or was the Second Anglo-Afghan War actually fought in the Pyrenees?

Chiquito de la Calzada’s trademark ‘rl’ suffix for words ending in ‘a’ or ‘o’

Posted: December 21st 2009 15:02. Last modified: December 23rd 2009 01:00

Is it a personal hiperandalucismo, or is there somewhere in Málaga where everyone speaks like this?

The Nicaraguan and Spanish characters compared

Posted: October 20th 2009 12:06. Last modified: October 20th 2009 12:09

Bizarrely honest or honestly bizarre?

The lurch and fall of the Almería coast

Posted: September 5th 2009 11:04. Last modified: September 5th 2009 11:11

Excerpts from Juan Goytisolo and Ramón Fernández Palmeral, with an epitaph from George Orwell.

Roddy Doyle’s niggers of Europe explained

Posted: September 2nd 2009 21:40.

Don't claim national origins for yourselves without very carefully considering the possible consequences.

Going to the dogs

Posted: August 31st 2009 11:35. Last modified: August 31st 2009 11:41

Vague musings on the past and present of hare coursing and greyhound racing in Spain.


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