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  • I learned about these in my Spanish Lit class in Granada! My favorite was something like ... Remember well that the first swords were held by angels.

    August 19, 2015

  • First, there’s the fetching hybrid (or halforism?) called the gregueria. The gregueria was invented and named by the 20th Century Spanish writer Ramón Gómez de la Serna. He defined it as “humor plus metaphor,” a poetic joke:
    The couple of eggs we’re eating look like identical twins, and they’re not even third cousins.
    —GOMEZ DE LA SERNA
    from Short Flights

    August 19, 2015