VERBALISING: Some reckless fool is going to try to put words to the instrumental Spanish national anthem. The last idiot to try this about ten years ago was suffocated by a tsunami of anger and laughter in equal measure from this fractious country's several constituencies.
GYPSIES: The Royal Academy has finally come to its senses and stopped including 'swindlers' as a synonym for these. I can't recall whether or not they've also desisted from including the pejorative meanings of Gallego/Galician that are current in South America.
FUN: Before the last elections, the governing PP party said it would shift Tuesday holidays to Monday, so there'd be fewer 'bridge ' opportunities, when most people take 4 days off. But they didn't. So it'll be business as usual next year. With Spanish employees having more leisure than in most - all? - other EU countries.
FINALLY . . SEXISM: Private Eye asks whether this isn't the most Daily Mail headline ever: 'Rachel Weiss showcases her English-rose beauty in pretty feminine shoot as she discusses sexism in Hollywood'. Probably.