Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Across the Centuries

For my Spanish class, our first assignment is to read Cristopher Columbus' letters to Santiagel. Christopher Columbus, or Cristóbal Colón, was of Italian origin, and you can totally tell. This letter is littered with remnants of Italian grammar and words. It's comforting, really. I can picture Colón hunkered over a thick piece of parchment paper on a thick wooden table lit by some torches, using his quill pen dipped in ink, muttering:

"Damn! No combined definite articles with prepositions! 'Yo' not 'Io!' No 'andare' in Español! CURSE THESE VILLAINOUS ROMANTIC LANGUAGES!"

I feel your pain, Columbus.

**Edit** Evidently, my pain translated into making a new color scheme. New quarter resolution: do this more often. Even if it makes your eyes shake to look at the page. Especially at that large blue section on the right side. What's going on there?


At 3:44 AM, Blogger Russell said...

oh god why these colors?

At 4:31 AM, Blogger Patrick said...

My eyes don't shake, they simply hurt.

You might want to change the colour of the links on the sidebar and of the text in the comment bar on the bottom of each post - they're a bit hard to read.


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