Friday, 16 February 2007


The Spanish national anthem has no words. Every time they 'sing' it, they feel the need to explain this, just in case observers think that they have all forgotten them. Still, that's better than having to sing "...May she sedition hush and like a torrent rush, Rebellious Scots to crush, God Save the Queen!" as the British anthem concludes. Sadly, I haven't made that last bit up. It's just that the word were written at a time when the Scots were playing up a bit, and we never got round to changing them.

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