By Xeni Jardin at 9:45 am Wed, Aug 15, 2012
Rumor de asilo a Assange es falso. Todavía no hay ninguna decisión al respecto. Espero informe de Cancillería.— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) August 14, 2012
Rumor de asilo a Assange es falso. Todavía no hay ninguna decisión al respecto. Espero informe de Cancillería.
The Guardian reports that the Ecuadorean government will grant asylum to embattled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The New York Times notes that the president of Ecuador denies this.
Because The Guardian thinks they’re journalists and not entertainers?
The BBC were reporting that Assange had been granted asylum by Ecuador this morning. Both the World Service and Radio 4. They had advice that the British police may attempt to arrest him if he tried to leave the Embassy in an Embassy car.
Hmm. I have much higher regard for the BBC than any other British “newspaper”.
Wondering if they will shoot down the Ecuadorean helicopter.
They could use their Olympic missiles.
Is anyone else as disappointed as I am that the word for “false” in Spanish is “falso”.
Errr… sort of. I’m actually disappointed that the word for “falso” en ingles es “false.”
I’m kinda bummed that the word for “falsus” Anglice est “false” et “falso” Hispanice.
¿Hay alguien más tan decepcionado como yo que la palabra para ‘Falso’ en Inglés es “false”? from L. falsus “deceived, erroneous, mistaken” that is, it is “their” word.
(apologies for google assisted translation above which may be quite screwed-up)
I’mlay issapointeday atthay ethay ordway orfay alsefay inlay igpay atinlay islay alsefay.
Let me introduce you to my friends constipación and embarazada.
Equador’s President: “Well no, no of course it isn’t true. Not if you’re going to publicize it!”
I love this sentence:
“Rumor de asilo a Assange es falso.”
It’s one of those perfect examples that demonstrate the roots of our language, in that you can read it and know exactly what it says, with no knowledge of spanish languages. To the extent where it reads like someone taking the piss.
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