Posts Tagged ‘Humour’


Posted on November 12th, 2010 by by Theresa

ode to the electronic ‘i’

It was one of my fellow teacher’s birthdays (er, does that mean she had more than one?) at work. She was very excited because her husband had surprised her with an i-pad.  Just a teensy bit envious, I pass the news on to two other, Spanish, colleagues. “Hey guys, you’ll never guess what Tracy’s husband […]

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Posted on November 10th, 2010 by by Valerie

Who Wants To Be A Caganer?

Every Christmas I say to myself:  I must write a post about the caganers. And every Christmas, by the time I get my act together, every other Catalunya-related blogger and feature writer has already done it. Anyway, this time, here we go. The caganer is a small figure, traditionally depicted as a Catalan peasant, in, […]

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Posted on September 21st, 2010 by by Theresa

Searching for Snuff

Have you heard about the new tienda de informática called Snuff? Bit of a weird name, I know, but there you go. In Málaga, of course, it’s pronounced something like ‘Ehnaf’ or even ‘Ehnah’. Which is where this story starts. I was in the electronics store Worten – to say it right in Spanish screw […]

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Posted on August 23rd, 2010 by by Valerie

La Jama de Yoga

My late father-in-law used to speak Catalan reverse slang, which he had originally devised with his best mate, as a young man, so that la grossa (la sogra, the mother-in-law) would not understand them. (This was even funnier in a politically incorrect era because gros/grossa also means large or fat.) Decades later, Avi (grandad, to […]

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Posted on June 20th, 2010 by by Theresa

Mosquis and D’oh

I’ve been in Spain as long as The Simpsons have been on air (1989). And for me, despite their utter American-ness, they remain utterly Spanish. The first time I heard the ‘real’ Homer’s voice I was horrified. Lisa and Marge sound amazingly similar in both languages, but somehow Homer is cuter in castellano, Moe even […]

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