Category Archives: rare_languages

Léigh moran agus scríobh tuilleadh

When Looby mentioned that it was Flann O’Brien’s birthday today, I wished the late gentleman a happy birthday on Twitter (a superstitious folly committed to the air, like saluting a magpie) and decided: that was that. But it’s since been … Continue reading

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The people's flag is gwenn ha du

I’ve been away from blogging for a good couple of weeks now, and physically away from my computer for around ten days. This has been spent in a landline-free, signal-free Breton valley near Guingamp. Every once in a while a … Continue reading

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Yeth Kembrek? Na vynnaf!

After a recent Green Party debate (we’re not members; we just go for the vicarious glamour) we were all led past a table with party literature, including those “Nuclear power? No, thanks!” badges that have been around since the sixties. … Continue reading

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