An Astronaut, a Catalan, and Two Linguists Walk Into a Bar…: TMSIDK Episode 36
In Spain, nobody ever sings the national anthem. Do you know why?
It has no lyrics! The anthem started as a royal march, and the royal family has kept it wordless to distance the song from political influences. But that hasn’t kept cheeky kids from coming up with their own words. One example mocks the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco:
Jordi GETMAN-ERASO: Franco, Franco, who has a white butt, he goes to Paris, it turns grey.