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La economía de las palabras

La economía de las palabras

We were told Granadans have a reputation around Spain for being rude. To be sure, at first glance (or first listen), they may not say much to you. Turns out, it’s not rudeness; it’s that they are very economical in word usage. Greetings are often just “Buenos,” assuming you can tell if they mean Diaz ... Read more La economía de las palabras ...
Acclimating to Spanish life

Acclimating to Spanish life

Two quick notes on acclimating to Spanish life: 1. They don’t teach you the word in Spanish classes, but “ferreteria” is a must-know. 2. I thought I was excited when I got to put “esq.” after my name after passing the bar, but I think I got a bigger rush when I opened a bank ... Read more Acclimating to Spanish life ...
Lorca

Lorca

In every locality, there is some artist or visionary that one must never, ever, question their talent or suggest that someone did it better. In Mississippi, it’s Elvis (even more than Faulkner). In Dallas, it’s Stevie Ray Vaughn. IN Granada, it’s a man whose name must be uttered in almost a hushed undertone of respect, ... Read more Lorca ...