Catalan lessons and heparin shots

Catalan lessons and heparin shots

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Some years ago I was operated on for one of my physical illnesses at a clinic in Barcelona. As the post-operative period lasted few weeks, I had enough time to get to know well the ins and outs and the staff of that wonderful clinic. I have never believed the clichés about some demonyms, being myself just the opposite of what people usually say on mine. Surrounded by Polacks!- people warned me in my  hometown. I was very nervous, since my only vocabulary in Catalan was at that moment pan tumaca (crisped bread slices rubbed with a garlic clove and tomato) and visca el Barça! (long live Barça, a phrase to gee up the team). But I totally ignored the doomsayers who foretold me complicated relationships with native Catalans. There…
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