Spanish Proverbs – not for the puritanical and easily offended

I love the expressiveness of the Spanish language… And especially Spanish proverbs. So today I thought I’d write about some of my favorite Spanish proverbs, not because I

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A new interview on the Adventure Gran Canaria podcast… and my lumbersexuality

Well hey… Good to see you again! In case you were wondering what I’ve been up to, I’ve got a two-parter today. Part one, a podcast. And in

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The lonely troll

I’ve been blogging for about 5 years at this point, and in all that time, I’ve received mostly positive, intelligent comments. I’m really happy about that, in fact,

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Obscene conversations with my English students

Spaniards often have little concept of political correctness or puritanical politeness, and they’re accustomed to using all sorts of colorful expressions wherever they go. Even in English class.

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Ten Years of Spanish Life: Oh God Why?

Big news, y’all. Tomorrow, 21 October 2014, marks ten years since I arrived in Spain. Besides the obvious questions this raises – Where exactly did my life go?

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Breaking: The Huffington Post is Lame

Oh man, has my facebook page been abuzz of late with some lameness from our friends at the Huffpo! And it’s not even the usual liberal whining they’re famous

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Best books about Spain and Madrid – get your read on!

Looking for the best books about Spain? Here are some of my favorites… This was inspired an article that caught my interest today. It was a list of

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Translation Disasters: The Best in Place Over Cup Special

This bar is on Calle Capitán Haya, in the north of Madrid and two doors down from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. I have been walking past

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Conversation with my trilingual girlfriend

Things that happen when you’ve been living abroad way too long… Girlfriend: Ahora que estamos de vacaciones, voy a aprovechar para hablarte en inglés. Me: Okay. Let’s do

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Don’t Shoot the Translator!

I would say that generally, “don’t shoot the translator” is a good principle to live by. However, this particular translator might have it coming to him. Coffee with

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