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“Cuestión de escala” (Itxu Díaz)

19 September 2021

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Lo advertía Raquel Martínez. No entendí el tuit de la anchorwoman al principio. Después de leer el artículo entero pude entenderlo. 

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Cuestión de escala

Itxu Díaz

Gaceta.es; 16.09.2021

“Se puede ser malo, cicatero, y pendejo. Cuadrúpedo, maharón, y tramposo. Rata veneciana, mosca cojonera, y avispa asiática. Se puede ser tonto, tontísimo, y ser la cruda exclusión de toda inteligencia. Se puede ser el tipo que te llama a la hora de la siesta para cambiar de móvil, el que se cruza frente a la pantalla en el momento del gol, el que aparca ocupando tres plazas, el que guía a un ciego contra una farola.

Se puede ser pulga atlántica, quisquilla cantábrica, medusa mediterránea, y merluza oceánica. Se puede ser el que se cuela en la fila de la charcutería, el que se quita la mascarilla para estornudarte encima, el que te apaga el cigarrillo en el ojo, y el que mea por fuera en el baño de un restaurante. Se puede ser pequeño como un guisante, egoísta como un gato, estirado como una jirafa, o petulante como un gladiolo.

Se puede ser el jeque con Mbappé, Almodóvar con los curas, la locatuber con los de Vox, o la Montero con el español. Se puede ser bot porno en las redes sociales, la alcantarilla por donde se te cuelan las llaves, y la baldosa que salpica y te arruina el traje. Se puede ser el inventor de los grupos de WhatsApp de padres, el vecino que te atruena con reggaetón, el amigo que te vende por dos duros, o la última rebanada del pan de molde. Se puede ser gaviota con puntería de Navy Seal, el que te rompe el coche y no deja ni una nota, o el que empuja a viejecitas escaleras abajo para cobrar una herencia.”

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https://gaceta.es/opinion/cuestion-de-escala-20210916-1303/

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“I´ve fallen for your laugh,”… (im-just-a-girl/Tumblr)

19 September 2021

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I´ve fallen

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No me preguntes cómo

19 September 2021

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No me preguntes cómo; solo sé que llegué a ella a través del laberinto de letras que viven en mi cabeza.

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Anna Ajmátova, poeta

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Hay en la intimidad un límite sagrado…

ANNA AJMÁTOVA

Hay en la intimidad un límite sagrado
Que trasponer no puede aun la pasión más loca
Siquiera si el amor el corazón desgarra
Y en medio del silencio se funden nuestras bocas.

La amistad nada puede, nada pueden los años
De vuelos elevados, de llameante dicha,
Cuando es el alma libre y no la vence
La dulce languidez del goce y la lascivia.

Pretenden alcanzarlo mentes enajenadas,
Y a quienes lo trasponen los colma la tristeza.
¿Comprendes tú ahora por qué mi corazón
No late a ritmo debajo de tu diestra?

(Versión de María Teresa León)

Susie Dent´s (on euphemism)& Sol Stein´s (writing tips)

19 September 2021

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iNews. Opinion: 

From Geronimo the alpaca’s ‘euthanasia’ to ‘new hospitals’, politicians are masters of euphemism.

The avoidance of rudeness has always been implicit in euphemism – but sometimes it is used for darker ends.

By Susie Dent / i columnist
September 3, 2021
“Euphemisms”, the actor and writer Quentin Crisp decided, are “unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne”. In a week in which Geronimo the alpaca was “euthanised” and anti-vaxxers decreed that dying “after a short illness” really means “from vaccine-related consequences”, there’s been lot of smelly stuff sloshing about.

Neither of those particular side-steps is new. “Euthanasia” is defined in the dictionary as “a gentle and easy death”, which arguably isn’t quite what Geronimo received. “After a short illness”, meanwhile, declared by some on Twitter to be a swerve away from “death by clotshot”, has been around since the 1890s, and has become an obituary staple when the exact cause of death is private or unknown. It joins other stock phrases such as “didn’t suffer fools gladly” (for which read “cantankerous”) and “a tireless raconteur” (“never stopped talking”). Thankfully, the days when “confirmed bachelor” and “he never married” were fig leaves for “gay” are long gone.

Of course, euphemism is more or less mandatory in some situations. We would no more declare we’re “going for a piss” during an interview than we would speak of being “off our faces” when visiting the in-laws. This avoidance of rudeness has always been implicit in euphemism. But this also opens the gates to comedy, which revels in the very subjects we tiptoe around – and in dysphemism, deliberate rudeness.

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https://tinyurl.com/mknn2ny8

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Sol Stein´s Top 13 Writing Tips

Sol Stein’s Top 13 Writing Tips
Never heard of him? Neither had I, but his tips are amazing.
Bobby Powers

Jun 22, 2020·
Whenever people share their favorite writing advice books, the same several books come up time and again: Stephen King’s On Writing, Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, and Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style.
But recently, a friend recommended a writing craft book that was foreign to me: Stein on Writing by Stein I decided to check it out and found a goldmine of knowledge for authors of fiction and nonfiction alike.

Here are the top 13 writing tips from writer and editor Sol Stein:
1. Learn from both fiction and nonfiction
“The best of good writing will entice us into subjects and knowledge we would have declared were of no interest to us until we were seduced by the language they were dressed in.” -Sol Stein
Stein says that fiction and nonfiction writers have a lot to learn from each other. Writers of fiction are masters of evoking emotion, whereas writers of nonfiction are adept at conveying information.
The best authors are able to do both: they wrap facts in compelling stories. Read fiction to learn how to tell better stories. Read nonfiction to learn how to accurately relay details.
Don’t limit yourself to your tiny little slice of the writing world (poetry, self-help, fantasy, mystery, etc.). You can learn from any writer in any field.

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https://writingcooperative.com/sol-steins-top-13-writing-tips-7fa0a4c771f6

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