Monday, 22 December 2008

Spain & UK Have Something Similar

Courtesy of Mr. Eugenides and I quote:

Amazing how the same word can have similar but subtly different meanings in different languages.
Spain is expected to come to a halt as millions of people stay glued to their radio and television sets as the world's richest lottery is drawn.

Known as El Gordo, meaning "the Fat One", it has a total prize fund of $3.2bn (£2.14bn; 2.3bn euros) split into thousands of cash prizes.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it? We have our own "El Gordo" in this country as well. Just like the Spanish version, it takes money out of the pockets of ordinary mugs like you and I and splits the proceeds among a few lucky beneficiaries.

Brilliant - just brilliant, Sir!

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