Today’s the 25th anniversary of the last (so far) Spanish Constitution and everyone who has turned 25 years old (like our Constitution) or 18 (the age you can vote, buy tobacco & alcohol and go to jail) has been sent a copy of its text. In case you don’t know yet, I am in the first group of “lucky ones” (25). I have several copies of several Spanish constitutions, but I like this last one I have been sent because it also has the text in Galician.
I’ve been taking a look at all of them last night and I realised the 1978 one (the latest so far) is not at all the most progressist one (well, I already knew that, I just wanted to confirm it ;)): I think the one from 1812 (called “la Pepa” because it was approved on Saint Joseph’s day -Joseph=José=Pepe) was pretty progressist in many senses, and the Republican one (1931-1936, just before the Civil War and Franco’s Dictatorship) was exemplar in the way women were treated and, sadly, that has not been improved nowadays; for example: the heir to the throne in Spain is not the first child of the king, but the first male child. Anyway, that’s rather pathetic too: monarchies are out of date, but at least I don’t have much trouble with the Royal Family being around.
Well, I guess no one cares much about recent Spanish history, so I’ll go to the point: I am working hard (as hard as my pre-doctorate thesis permits :roll:) on the transformation of Glossa/Linguae Forum into a group blog. I have finished the 5th version of Diletante.Net (but I cannot uploaded now: it’s based on the New Year 8-)); I have almost finished the 9th version of .:.CC.:., and this time (I hope) it will have interesting sections and they will be finished and uploaded since the very first day
Oh! Incidentally, have you see what appears in the comments pop-up? I love smilies
I wish you all a nice week-end.
Ciao! I’m going to celebrate 25 years of democracy Oh! And… ¡Halá Madrid !