The fight among the bull and the donkey

Travelling through Spain you can’t avoid remarking the big black figures of bull disseminated along the road.

Starting as an advertisement for an alcohol company, the bull has become the symbol of a certain Spain, and you can find it stuck on the back of many cars (mainly red cars).

Then the donkey came, spreading out from Catalunya in order to propose an alternative identification of Spanish soul.

As shown below, the outline is not dissimilar, the bull’s horns matching the donkey’s ears, but the message is rather inconsistent.

We opted for the donkey (our car is gray).

Riferimenti: Catalan donkey web-site


2 thoughts on “The fight among the bull and the donkey”

  1. Hello again,

    Here are my corrections for this blog entry:

    The fight between the bull and the donkey

    Travelling through Spain you can´t avoid noticing (or coming across)the big black bull figures spread ( or located) along the road.

    The word disseminate is more often used in the context of :

    1) disseminating information
    2) agriculture – dissemination of seeds

    ..spreading out from Catalunya, offering an alternative symbol of the Spanish soul and identity.

    what do you mean by the message is inconsistent? Do you mean the message is different?


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