Why the name Abundio was so popular in Mojacar in the 40’s

I was told today of an interesting historical footnote which explains away the popularity of the name “Abundio” amongst elderly Moqueros. It’s a great story, whether it be true or not, and so I recount it here. It seems that in the mid 40’s the registrador civil, the civil servant in charge of the civil registrar, was a man of sensible practical humour who had a wish to immortalise himself. Never having achieved anything of Continue reading Why the name Abundio was so popular in Mojacar in the 40’s

More nicknames

Sometime ago I wrote about local nicknames, apodos, such as the unfortunate “follachinos” (chino, here, being the ancient word for swine, not the nationality) or “seis pesetas”. See (Garrucha celebrates the people of its past). I´ve been quietly accumulating at the back of my mind more of these local gems. Hopefully, none of the owners of these apodos read this website… Some of them are rather crude, more suitable to an agrarian society and I Continue reading More nicknames