Wonderful Joke: News headline: Spain's Minister of Justice has recently been in Guatemala, giving a lecture on how to avoid corruption. And why not? Poachers surely make the best gamekeepers. And money has to be worked for now that it no longer comes in brown envelopes. Perhaps.
Another wonderful joke: The UK has criticised Russia for undermining Syrian peace talks by bombing innocent citizens. Moscow has dismissed this as Dangerous disinformation. About which, of course, it has a great deal of knowledge and experience. It knows full well how a duck walks, talks and quacks.
Spanglish: What is Cinking?, I hear you ask. Well, according to Hyundai, it's 'Thinking', the theme of their new car ads. Or 'Sinking', if you come from South America. Or even parts of Spain.
English: I was full of admiration for a journalist on Sky News this morning when he talked openly of his deep depression, something with which I renew a close acquaintance every 20 years or so. But a little bit of gilt fell off the gingerbread when he made the child-like (but logical) mistake of giving 'seeked' as the past participle of 'seek'.
Eurovision 2016: Talking of English, Spain's entry – for the very first time – will be in this lingua franca. Though I think there's a bit of a Spanish chorus as a sop to annoyed castellanohablantes. The song is called Soy Yay ('I'm Yeh'??). To me it sounds like every other offering from today's female prancers. But what do I know? People better qualified than I am will surely be more able to rate its real prospects.
Happy Places: These are said to be the cities in city where workers are the happiest. The only surprise is that No. 2 is not No. 1:
As you'll have noted, London doesn't figure.
Finally . . . A nice tweet from a female comedian: I'm posing naked for an art class. No one has asked me to. I think they're making ceramic bowls.
Well, I liked it.