An online ad for help in passing your national police exams got me thinking, after I noticed that the ad offered a free English exam to help you pass. Surely you don’t need to know English to be a policeman in Spain, do you? So I looked up the requirements this year (here) and, much to my surprise, the exams include a voluntary English or French test. If you pass (it’s said to be equivalent Continue reading Learn English to be a national policeman!
I’m getting a little annoyed by people contacting me – a Brit living in Andalucia- and talking Catalan or Gallego to me. Remember, these are cold callers who are contacting me out of the blue to try to sell my company their wares. The other day, a woman rang me and talked to me in, apparantly, French. “Pardon” sez I, drawing on my boyhood trip to a rather revolting Paris, “je ne parlez pas français. Continue reading If you want to sell in Spain, learn Spanish (and I ain’t talking to the Brits here)
123 comments. Over 1200 unique visitors, and well over 4500 “hits” if one uses the language of the SEO expert who is trying to sell you something. In 48 hours. This isn’t bad. All because of one comment about Gallego. Thank you Axe Grinder, you’re a lovely bloke. Also an idiot, but in the end it all worked out OK. The adwords revenue has almost paid for half a days hotel in Galicia already. I’m Continue reading Whoah!