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The E-Word


There’s a proverb in portuguese that goes “De Espanha, nem bom vento, nem bom casamento”. From Spain, neither good winds nor good marriages.

I’m not sure about the winds. Where can a wind come from? Sea breezes off the Atlantic are probably OK but winds coming from from the south must be pretty hot. I doubt an easterly wind is going to be too bad in comparison. As for the marriage bit, I think it mainly refers to marriages between the royal houses. Occasionally they have cast a shadow over Portugal’s independence, but Portugal has been a republic for a century and it still persists. Odd. It’s a good one to throw out if you want to tease someone for their hispanophilia though.


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