Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I’m off to the UK for 2 weeks or so tomorrow but will try to post blogs from there. Though I suspect it will be Moans from Merseyside, rather than Thoughts from Galicia. Perhaps I should write it in Scouse.

I leave you with a request - I need just another 300 or so readers in 3 days to take the cumulative total to 20,000 by the end of March, the 18 month point of my blog. So, I’d like you all to make a special effort. As yesterday’s total was over 100, you can certainly do it if you try. We’re no longer on course for 29 million readers within 5 years but it’s still worth going for.

Penultimately, here’s the first of many extracts from a book by an Englishman:- Galicia que agora semella tan pacifica e remota, non se pode rexeitar como un país que non tivo historia. Foi, en muitas ocasiones, o escenario de agres liortas e guerras. Nos primeiros tempos da era cristiá deu homes de grande sona: Prudencio, Priscilianio e os primitivos cronistas latinos Paulo Orioso e Idacio.

And, finally, here’s something received from a Spanish friend. It’s a list of Spanish words or phrases as interpreted by a Gaditano, or a native of Cadiz. Even if you speak Spanish, you’ll need to know something about the Andaluz accent to make sense of all of them. Good luck!


CLASES DE GADITANO
CAMARON: APARATO ENORME QUE SACA FOTOS
DECIMAL: PRONUNCIÉ EQUIVOCADAMENTE
BERMUDAS: OBSERVAR A LAS QUE NO HABLAN
BERRO: BASTOR ALEBAN
BARBARISMO: COLECCION EXAGERADA DE MUÑECAS BARBIES
POLINESIA: MUJER POLICIA QUE NO ENTIENDE RAZONES
TELEPATIA: APARATO DE TV PARA LA HERMANA DE MI MAMA
ESTUDIA: ES LA FECHA DE TU SANTO
SUPERVISION: OJOS DE CLARK KENT
ANOMALO: HEMORROIDES
ANTILOPES: PROGUTIERREZ
CIUDADANO: PARTE TRASERA DE UNA URBE
DIADEMA: 29 DE FEBRERO
DILEMAS: HÁBLALE MÁS
DIÓGENES: LA EMBARAZÓ
EMANA: LA OTA IJA DE MI AMA Y MI APA
ENDOSCOPIO: ME PREPARO PARA TODOS LOS EXÁMENES, EXCEPTO PARA DOS
FEHACIENTE: ANTÓNIMO DE BONITA NO SIENTE
MANIFIESTA: FARRA DE CACAHUETES
MEOLLO: MEESCUCHO
ENVERGADURA: SOBRE PENE ERECTO
SANDIA: PATRÓN DE LAS 24 HORAS
NITRATO: APATIA POR HACER ALGO
NUEVAMENTE: CEREBRO SIN USAR
SOLVENTE: LO QUE LE DICE LA LUNA AL SOL DURANTE UN ECLIPSE
TALENTO: NO TA RAPIDO

1 comment:

acedre said...

Boa viaxe.